Brewers Association (BA) membership connects you with the brewing community to help you succeed. More than 10,000 individual owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors and managers look to the BA to provide them with the services they need most.
Smart decisions will give your business the advantage. Becoming a BA member is no exception. Membership offers many benefits that can keep your brewery or business on the cutting edge.
Besides the detailed benefits below, members reap additional benefits like the following:
The industry enjoys a wealth of technical information. The BA compiles and produces resources and provides them to brewers to help you take your beer to the next level. Members also exclusively enjoy access to results from the Hops Usage Survey.
Do you know your growers and the challenges they face? The BA aims to ensure the availability and quality of ingredients for craft brewers. We work hard to provider regular updates to members on supply chain and market trends.
*Membership category specific benefits are denoted in Dues Structure.
Defense of the small brewers tax differential that allows small brewers to pay 60 percent less federal excise tax (up to 60,000 barrels). That’s a savings of $11 per barrel. Coordination with state brewers associations on state excise tax proposals.
Regulatory Agency Liaison
Advocacy of a plan to reduce the number of excise tax reports a brewer under 7,000 barrels must file from 25 to four reports.
State Brewing Associations (Guilds)
Support of state brewers associations on state issues. Facilitation of interguild communication.
Capitol Hill Education and Promotion Events
Biannual craft beer education events for members of Congress and their staff. Communication with the House of Representatives Small Brewers Caucus.
Monthly updates on state, federal and court actions; also featured in The New Brewer.
Support Your Local Brewery
Grassroots issues activist network—see Support Your Local Brewery.
Members-Only Pages of BrewersAssociation.org
Indicated with a lock icon in the menu, these pages feature exclusive content available to BA members only, including extensive statistical data, presentation archives, technical information (covering hops, keg repatriation, and other topics), message boards and committee meeting minutes.
The New Brewer
Brewers Association Forum
Multiple free subscriptions to the Brewers Association Forum, a daily, moderated email digest connecting you to more than 12,800 participating members.
Annual Beer Industry Production Survey reports the growth of craft beer industry; featured in the May/June issue of The New Brewer.
Professional E-Conference Series: Power Hour
Power Hour is an online, interactive teleconference series on regulatory, marketing and other information six times per year.
Export Development Program
Program funded by government grants to help sell American craft beer internationally. See the Exporting Beer section for more information.
Craft Brewing Fact Sheet
Biannual mailings of comprehensive analysis reports of the craft brewing community.
North American Brewery Update
Biannual communication of brewery openings and closings.
Beer Sellers Guide
Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
Registration discounts to our annual educational conference per person for the full conference rate. See conference website for pricing.
Discounts on pre-publication releases.
Symphony IRI Discounts
Discounts on beer sales market reports through Symphony IRI.
Craft Beer Marketing/Events – For Voting Members Only
Press Release and event promotion, brewery features and more.
American Craft Beer Week®
Promotion and coordination of American Craft Beer Week celebrating the success and community ties of craft breweries and beer lovers.
Seasonal craft beer and statistic press releases sent to share information on today’s small and independent craft brewers.
Media Liaison/Industry Representation
IIndustry representation and referrals to national and local media plus ability to request one state media list per year.
SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
The premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S held annually in Washington, D.C. SAVOR advances consumer awareness of beer and food culture and U.S. craft brewers. Visit SavorCraftBeer.com.
Beer Garden Coordination
Representation at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Nightclub & Bar and other special events designed to help brewers expand market share.
Networking, Communications & More
Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
Members save $500 on exhibitor booth fees. Receive exposure to over 7,000 industry owners and decision-makers at this annual event.
Great American Beer Festival℠
World Beer Cup®
The World Beer Cup is a biennial international beer competition celebrating beer excellence.
The New Brewer magazine
Published bimonthly, this publication delivers you in-depth industry information both in print or available anytime online.
Brewers’ Resource Directory
Free or discounted copy of the current Brewers’ Resource Directory (BRD) depending on membership category (additional free copies are available upon request).
Electronic Member Mailings
Updates on beer industry trends and information on BA events and projects.
AHA Member Deals
Access to Brewers Association Informational Services
Access to beer industry data from the BA library.
Member decal for breweries and businesses to display at your facility.
One complimentary subscription to Zymurgy, the premium homebrewing and beer enthusiast magazine.