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.
Acacia Coast, BA State Brewers Association Coordinator, attends the Utah Craft Brewers Guild meeting and provides an update of the unique issues affecting the Utah craft brewing community.
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
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.