At Eagle Beverage, we support programs which educate our employees, customers, and consumers of legal drinking age, on how to enjoy our products responsibly, in moderation, and to never drink and drive!
Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Private ownership and consumption of alcohol was not made illegal.
Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, on December 5, 1933.
The Three Tier System
As a licensed distributor, we support and participate in the three tier system of alcohol regulation. This system of checks and balances was put into place following prohibition, to ensure alcohol could be provided safely to consumers, as well as creating a simple method to collect tax revenue. Today, we are proud to take part in a system that allows us the opportunity to provide choice and value to our customers and consumers. We are an important bridge between manufacturers and retailers, ensuring that new brands have equal access to market and that all alcohol is procured from, and provided to, licensed accounts – preventing tainted alcohol from entering the marketplace.
Serving Montana since 1953
MBWDA advocates for independent, licensed distributors and their role in providing efficient distribution through effective state based three-tier alcohol regulation.
1. To educate members, regulators, legislators, retailers and the public about; Why alcohol is different, the Purpose of effective, state based three tier alcohol regulation and the Role of the middle tier in promoting responsible use, orderly, transparent and accountable markets, respect for the law and efficient collection of revenue.
2. To advocate for legislation that promotes effective public policy.
3. To do more than just deliver beer and wine – be actively involved in our communities, provide good jobs, promote responsibility and deliver customer value through choice, variety and service.
4. To promote responsible use of beer and wine by legal age adults and support programs that effectively reduce illegal underage use and drunk driving.