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A Win in Kentucky for Small Breweries

Kentucky Governor Beshear signs craft-friendly legislation, which makes it easier for breweries to sell beer in their tap rooms.  More

Oregon Brewers Guild Wins Tourism Award

Recently, the Oregon Tourism Commission presented the Oregon Brewers Guild with the 2012 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Achievement Award for International Marketing Development.  More

BA Members Speak to POLITICO About Small Brewers' Legislative Efforts (Video)

During the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company spoke to POLITICO, covering topics from taxation to regulation. More

Guild Update: South Dakota

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. More

Maryland Senator Mikulski Meets with Small Brewers, Joins Caucus

After a meeting to discuss small brewer issues with brewery representatives in Maryland, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced that she will join the Senate Small Brewers Caucus. More

Guild Update: Florida

Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, traveled to Florida to meet with the guild and attend their annual festival. Here she provides an update of the guild's efforts in protecting the craft brewing community. More

Largest Group of Small Brewers Climb Capitol Hill

Representatives from small breweries and state brewers guilds were accompanied by Brewers Association staff in the largest-ever lobbying hill climb. More

Guild Update: Utah

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. More

New Vice Chairman Selected for the House Small Brewers Caucus.

On March 5 Congressman Patrick McHenry of North Carolina's 10th Congressional District was selected to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Small Brewer Caucus.  More

Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference

Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, attends the Michigan Brewers Guild's Annual Winter Conference in Kalamazoo. Here she provides an update on this Midwestern State's flourishing guild. More

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Industry Diffusion: How the Smallest Craft Breweries are Driving Growth

The release of the top-50 brewing companies this week is wonderful reason to toast the success of regional craft brewing companies. That said, in many ways, the release of the top-50 may be less essential to the craft brewing movement than it once was. More