The California Craft Brewers Association holds two member meetings each year. Brewers Association staff recently attended the second meeting of the year in Davis, California.
In September, the Montana Brewers Association (MBA) held their 5th Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival, alongside their MBA brewers
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.
A regional guild meeting recently took place in conjunction with the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival. Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, was in attendance.
Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, attends the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild meeting and reports on the successes and challenges that small brewers face in that state.
Wyoming stands as one of the last states without a state brewers association. Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, reports on her trip to the state for a meeting concerning possible guild formation.
The Alabama Brewers Guild recently held their annual meeting in Birmingham and, as part of the Brewers Association
California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) hosted their largest meeting recently at UC San Diego. Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, was in attendance.
Recently, the Oregon Tourism Commission presented the Oregon Brewers Guild with the 2012 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Achievement Award for International Marketing Development.
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.