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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA)

Walked down the beer aisle recently? How do labels from all around the country and the world make it to your local store shelf or beer menu? The answer is America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors. Check out NBWA’s new mobile-friendly website showcasing America’s beer distributors and the industry’s 130,000 employees, who are part of an effective system that delivers choice and value to consumers and helps brewers and importers of all sizes grow.

Learn more by visiting NBWA’s new website here.



Better start on that book you’ve been talking about reading for a month: Saturday 58 °F with a 30 percent chance of rain; Sunday 60 °F with a 50 percent chance of rain;



Where do babies come from? by Rick Perry;  Study: Pot users have false memories, so do politicians; Competitive vaping is a thing; RIP Comcast-Time Warner; Looks like Tidal’s not making that big of a splash; Betting on babies; What is going on in Chicago?; no Blue Bell for now; a small reminder that Yellowstone contains 2.5x the magma that the Grand Canyon could hold and there’s a 1 in 700,000 chance it could explode yearly; This live mashup video is mesmerizing; what those symbols on the back of your phone mean; in “ew” news: long-lost siblings reunite when they find each other on Tinder; If you need us this weekend, we’ll be chilling with our goat;



Every female Hill staffer’s fear: lobbyists who hug; This is the coolest time lapse video of Washington, DC you’ll see today; Speaker Boehner likes jelly beans too; trading WHCD party invites > trading convention party invites; Unreal – a DC judge recognized a homeless defendant as his classmate at Harvard Law; DC = Greatest sports city in America; apparently DC’s food used to be terrible; DDOT is retiming traffic signals in DC; here’s a package you wouldn’t want to be accidentally delivered to you; free Washington Wizards shirts at the playoff game tonight; we’re as excited for Sweetlife’s food as we are for its lineup; flashback Friday (h/t Katie Miller): the Washington Senators 1920 spring training photo; protestors in Baltimore; apparently DC is really Uber-friendly; totally non-feasible advice in DC; the homeless man who works in the Senate; Hill student loan reimbursement ain’t easy; little presidential campaign souvenirs;



Give Surya Gunaserkara a high-five when you see him and tell him congratulations on his “soft landing” as Chief of Staff to Congressman Renacci (R-Ohio). You are now clear for fundraising phone calls; Jim Terry is getting back in the saddle, this time with Huckabee; Molly Mirhashem and the inbox zero debate; Alex Sailer finished Daredevil and wants more; Matt Zabita is THE MAN; Tiffany Haverly is thankful to Brenda Otterson this week; Seamus Kraft shout out!; Chris Taylor celebrated his two year anniversary at Boylan Soda and continues to do big things; Give Austin Carson a high five when you see him for this; Brent McGoldrick is going to rock it as CEO at Deep Root Analytics; Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau tweeted out his home address and cell phone number.; Give Patrick Gavin a fist bump when you see him for MAKING A FREAKING MOVIE.; Is David Almacy moving?; Spotted: US Airways flight to Phoenix, Rick Santorum; Soren Dayton asks if it’s a little early to be doing staff-driven victory stories; Quentin is taking his shades, white linen shirts and his talents to South Beach; There’s a new sheriff Communications Director in town for Congressman Mike Turner and it’s Lauren O’Toole; Peter Cherukuri is the man!; Famous 5 interview with Urban Stems founder Jeff Sheely;



Celebrating birthdays this weekend: Matt DeLuca, Lindsey Drew, Nicole Barranco, AshLee Strong, Smythe Anderson; Hope you got birthday presents for Mike Campbell, Liz Kelly, Ryan Shultz, Gerry Smith and Allen Fuller; Leading Latina Lady Celebrates a Birthday: A Big Happy Birthday to a leading Latina lady Ruth Guerra. The RNC’s Director of Hispanic Media, Texan and fan of all thing spicy turned 27 today. Our political and scientific advice – GOParty!; Does Sean Snyder even read this email? If so, happy birthday! If not, you’re dead to us; Tell April Ponnuru happy birthday today; You only have two shopping days left to get birthday presents for Erica Elliott, Austin Gaddis and Downey Palmer;


#MEDIAMOVES by Bryant Row

Twitter’s Will Carty doesn’t mind standing in line – even when his company sponsors the party!;  Did Rob Pecoraro always know the Comcast – Time Warner deal would fall through?; Ask Christopher Ingraham about the Amtrak wifi; Mike Madden wants to ban millennials; Andy Kroll is joining National Journal; Congratulations to Carol Leonnig and the Washington Post on their Pulitzer; Congrats to NPR, Scripps, Vice News, Serial, CNN, WNYC, NBC, MSNBC, PRX and Serial on their Peabody awards;



Tweets we liked you can RT, @mention, or just enjoy: clintonyates; darylginn; SpeakerBoehner; JustPlain_Jake; bafeldman;



WHCD weekend: get out there and make some bad decisions!