According to OpenSecrets
, the National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC spent $2,946,500 in the 2006 campaign: 31% went to Democrats and 69% to Republicans. They raised $2,962,965 in contributions of $200 or more.
From the Association website
: The NBWA PAC is the largest in the licensed beverage industry and was ranked 12th on the Political Finance list of Top 100 PACs in the 2001-2002. The NBWA PAC uses its resources to help elect and re-elect pro-beer distributor, pro-small business candidates.