As 2011 wrapped up, the national guilds roster had grown by five, with Louisiana, Tennessee, Delaware, Utah, and Kansas establishing state small brewers associations. More than three-quarters of the 50 U.S. states now have some form of a small craft brewe
Guild Development remains a high priority to the Brewers Association. Recently, Acacia Coast was in Tennessee to attend their initial guild meeting in the Volunteer state.
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.