Welcome to the Idaho Beer and Wine Distributor’s Association (IBWDA) website. IBWDA is proud to represent the state of Idaho’s licensed beer and wine distributors.
Idaho’s beer and wine distributors have employed more than 900 hard-working Idahoan’s who service every area and every legislative district in the state. They work hard every day to ensure that the greatest choice, variety and selection of beer and wine is delivered safely and efficiently to licensed retailers. Distributors do more than just deliver beer and wine. They are civic and business leaders who are active in their communities. Beer and wine distributors promote responsible consumption, combat drunk driving and work to eliminate underage drinking.
Beer and wine have an important and unique place in American society. Few people stop to think about how these products make their way from a brewer or vintner to the shelf of your favorite store or restaurant because beer and wine products rightfully must be regulated. Beer and wine distributors are a critical link in a three-tier distribution system and regulation system of Idaho. The three-tier system is designed to provide a tremendous variety of brands and styles to consumers at a great value while regulating abuse of the bad business practices that lead to irresponsible consumption. While delivering this wide variety, distributors also make sure that states receive their fair share of tax revenue and alcohol products are kept out of the hands of those not of legal drinking age. In 2012, Idaho’s beer and wine distributors collected and remitted more than $80 million in beer and wine excise taxes.
There are thousands of different brands of beer and wine available. Few other products boast such a tremendous selection. It’s because of the very important role beer and wine distributors play – giving smaller, more unique beers and wines a vehicle to market – that consumers enjoy the selection they desire at a great price. On behalf of Idaho’s licensed independent beer and wine distributors, welcome to the IBWDA website and thank you for learning more about what we do and who we are.
Jeremy P. Pisca