S.C.B.W.A.

Cheers to safe and efficient distribution of alcohol.

South Carolina’s beer wholesalers operate in a unique regulatory environment that was established by the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the federal and state governments in the wake of the repeal of prohibition. Beer wholesalers occupy the middle tier of a three-tier system established for the distribution and sale of beer. This system was designed to insulate retailers from control by suppliers, encourage moderation in consumption, guarantee full collection of state and federal taxes and permit states to impose rules and regulations on the licensed beverage industry that reflect their own practices and beliefs. This three-tier system has far exceeded its creators’ expectations. It is highly efficient and extremely responsive to local concerns.  For more information about the South Carolina Beverage Wholesale Association please click here.