Brewers Association


The Brewers Association was established in 2005 with the merger of the Association of Brewers (established in 1978) and the Brewers Association of America (established in 1942). The unification of the small professional and amateur brewers in the United States merged 90 years of brewing heritage and equity, championing the unique interests of America’s small and independent brewing community. See Mission & History.

The Bylaws of the Brewers Association, Inc. establishes a set of rules by which the Association is governed as a not-for-profit organization.

Brewers Association Bylaws List of 2012 U.S. Craft Breweries
Amended and ratified February 12, 2014 

Purpose of Bylaws

  • Establish a Board of Directors.
  • Establish how the Board of Directors is elected by membership.
  • Define the classes of membership and voting privileges
  • Define the officers of the Brewers Association and their duties
  • Establish different types of meetings and their purpose
  • Establish procedures for succession, removal and dissolution
  • Establish the extent of liability to officers and the Board of Directors
  • Establish rules for committee structure
  • Establish other matters of governance relevant to state and federal laws

The Bylaws of the Brewers Association may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary by a vote of the Board of Directors.

Association of Brewers and BAA board members work together in 2004 to form a more perfect union. Left to right: Randy Mosher, Charlie Papazian, Chuck Skypeck, Kim Jordan, Steve Hindy, Gary Fish, John Carlson, Nick Matt, Rich Doyle not pictured.

More than 4,600 members - owners, CEOs, brewers, marketers, distributors and managers have made the investment.