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Small Brewers Discuss Business Issues at U.S. Senate Forum

At the invitation of the United States Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Brewers Association Chief Operating Officer Bob Pease and thirteen Brewers Association (BA) member brewers appeared before the committee on Thursday, May 16 to discu More

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

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Dr. StateLaws: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Self-Distribution

As we near the publication of the 2013 craft brewer data set, I’ve been thinking a lot about the states. In the medium/long run, the most important stories about craft brewing are state stories. More