Each August in Madison, Wisconsin, adjacent to the Great Taste of the Midwest, 11 state guilds are invited to participate in a regional guild gathering. In 2012 the Wisconsin and Minnesota craft brewers guilds determined that with so many …More
The California Craft Brewers Association was established in 1989 and was the first state brewers guild. The organization toasted to 25 years of helping develop and protect California craft breweries at its annual conference, which took place in Santa …More
State brewers guilds are non-profit associations that protect and promote the local craft brewing industry. Across the country, these groups are making a difference through organizing events, fighting unfavorable laws and being the collective voice for craft …More
Two years ago, I met with Idaho brewing community in Idaho Falls to rally the state and support their formal organization. Fast forward to 2014, Idaho Brewers United (IBU) is now formally official. Though it …More
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 …More
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.
BA State Brewers Association Coordinator Acacia Coast reports on her recent to Florida for the annual guild meeting.
BA staff members Acacia Coast and Chuck Skypeck recently traveled to Kalamazoo for the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference. Acacia provides an update on the trip.
The Washington Brewers Guild recently announced the hiring of their new executive director, Charlie Sullivan.
Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, recently wrapped up her 2013 guild travel. She provides an update on her trips to Ohio, Washington, Oregon, and Vermont.
The Brewers Association is committed to providing resources to both existing associations and those in the conceptual or formative stages. Our staff attend 20-30 guild meetings a year to share information and gather best practices from a national perspective. The Brewers Association also assists state association efforts to fight state excise tax increase proposals and support pro-craft legislative initiatives.