Oak Beverages (Blauvelt, NY), a leading New York-Metropolitan area wholesale beer and beverage distributor and part of the Boening family group, has again been nominated for the prestigious Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award, now in its eight year, is presented by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA). The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in its efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer. According to the official announcement of the nominees, which this year includes a record number of distributors, the winner will be named at the upcoming October 4, 2014 Great American Beer Festival. In addition to the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, there will also been a Craft Beer Achievement Award (first runner-up) and Craft Been Distributor Recognition Award (second runner-up) presented.
Oak Beverages is know for its creative and out-of-the-box marketing and sales strategies on behalf of the craft beers it represents which includes the top brands, from Anchor Steam, Andean Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, Lancaster Brewing Company and Long Trail to Thomas Hooker, Unibroue and Upstate Brewing Company. The company actively promotes, sponsors and participates in all craft beer events and uses creative promotion techniques such as beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers, among many others. It also aligns its brands with top recreational, sporting and holiday events. Oak has been a top performer on behalf of its brands, hitting distribution milestones year after year.