As one of the last linger states with out a craft brewers guild, South Dakota recently had a meeting to discuss the formation of an association. Acacia Coast, of the BA, attended this meeting and provides an update.
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.