High Country Beverage Employee Recognized in National Spotlight Program

Loveland, COLO. – Aug. 30, 2016 – Colorado beer distribution company High Country Beverage is pleased to announce that Jerry Rutkey has been recognized in the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Employee Spotlight Program. Rutkey, now an on-premise sales representative, began working for the company 11 years ago as a route salesman.

America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distribution facilities employ 135,000 men and women in communities across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements.

“It is often noted that many beer distribution companies are family-owned and -operated, and many of these businesses operate as an extended ‘family,’ with employees who have worked in the business for years,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “NBWA’s Employee Spotlight Program recognizes these standout employees who are the face of the American beer industry in their communities.”

High Country Beverage recently recognized several of its longstanding employees as part of its 20 year anniversary in June 2016. Many current employees, including Rutkey, have been with the company long enough to witness important milestones, such as acquiring Colorado Beverage Distributing, Inc. on the Western Slope, allowing for service to 500 customers in the Grand Junction and Montrose areas.

“Jerry has held several positions in operations and sales in his time here,” said Steve Nichols, President of High Country Beverage. “He takes great pride in his customer service, his quality at retail, and leaves his personal signature in all of his accounts.”

Throughout the past two decades, High Country Beverage has remained committed to unparalleled quality and service. It has received many awards within the industry, most recent ones including the MillerCoors President’s award, the Constellation Regional Wholesaler of the Year award in 2014, the Bill Coors Regional Quality Award and regional New Belgium Wholesaler of the Year award in 2015.

About High Country Beverage:
High Country Beverage is an independent Colorado family owned and operated beer distributor known for product quality and outstanding customer service. They proudly represent over 250 brands of the finest local, craft, domestic and imported malt beverages from around the world. For more information about High Country Beverage, please call 1-800-462-3615, or visit us online at www.highcountrybeverage.com.

About the National Beer Wholesalers Association
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s more than 3,000 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer and visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/NBWABeer.

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