Founded in 1945, the Kentucky Beer Wholesalers’ Association (KBWA) is the voice for the state’s beer wholesaler and distributor industry. Our members operate in communities across the commonwealth and play an important role in ensuring consumer access to an impressive array of fresh, safe and reliably consistent beer products on retail store shelves and in their favorite bars, restaurants and other venues.
KBWA members employ more than 1,630 Kentuckians across the commonwealth in a wide variety of good paying positions. The KBWA is dedicated to educating policy makers, licensees and the public about the societal value of the current three-tier system in regulating the manufacturing, independent distribution and retail sale of alcoholic beverages.
The mission of the KBWA is to provide leadership, service and advocacy for our members by helping to create and foster a favorable economic, social and legislative environment that allows for the continued safe distribution of alcoholic beverage products to age-appropriate Kentucky consumers.