Acacia Coast

Acacia began her career with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Joining BA staff in Denver for GABF. Looking forward to discussing state guilds at the Support Your Local Brewery Pavilion.
  2. Meeting with the leadership of 11 state guilds at the annual Midwest regional guild gathering.
  3. Hill Climb huge success. Over 250 meetings.
  4. Just had a guild meeting in AZ tonight at Four Peaks Brewing. Updates coming soon.

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Hawaiian Brewers Gather

I traveled to Maui to meet with the Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild (HCBG) this May. Though the Hawaiian brewers have been working hard to grow the presence of craft beer in the state, it’s a state with very unique challenges, and Hawaii had a tough year for craft beer. Total craft …More

Guild Update – Utah Brewers Guild

State Brewers Association Coordinator Acacia Coast recently visited the Utah Brewers Guild for their annual meeting. Here she provides an update on the guilds progress supporting small brewers in the state and navigating the unfriendly alcohol laws.

Brewers Association Builds Support for State Guilds at GABF

The Support Your Local Brewery Pavilion returns to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in 2013. This area highlights and builds support for the work done by state brewers guilds to protect and promote small and independent breweries.