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Markstein Beverage Co. Employee Recognized in National Program

Pat Hodge Highlighted by National Beer Wholesalers Association

Oceanside CA– Local beer distributor Markstein Beverage Co. is pleased to announce its longtime employee and Oceanside resident, Pat Hodge, has been recognized in the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Employee Spotlight Program. Hodge has worked with Markstein Beverage Co. for more than 11 years, working up the ranks from his first position as merchandiser to his current position as inside sales representative.

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ approximately 130,000 men and women across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights outstanding beer distribution employees and 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 10, 15, 20 years and more,” 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.”

Markstein Beverage Co.’s Director of Brand Strategy Kevin Luckey nominated Hodge for the award. He commented, “Pat Hodge has become our tel-sell guru. He has more retail accounts than any sales rep in the company – yet, somehow, he maintains a personal relationship with each one of them.”

“His customers rave about his positive attitude and kind-hearted nature,” Luckey added. “As a resident of Oceanside, he cares deeply about North San Diego County and is involved in supporting local charities. We’re so thankful to have Pat on our team.”

Markstein Beverage Co. is your locally owned and independently operated beer distributor, bringing fresh beer to California’s local bars, restaurants, and grocery stores since 1919. Today, the company markets over 200 brands of beer, from light American lagers and Mexican imports to barrel-aged stouts and Belgian sours. At its San Marcos distribution center, you will find 150 local beer experts, including draught service technicians, merchandisers, sales people, and delivery drivers, working around the clock to ensure a diverse selection of quality beer is available throughout North County. www.marksteinbeer.com

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 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.