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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

Guild Update: Louisiana and Mississippi

Recently, Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi. She provides an update of the challenges craft breweries face and how the guilds are working to address these concerns. More

Oregon Brewers Guild Annual Meeting

Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, recently attended the Oregon Brewers Guild annual meeting. Acacia provides an update from that meeting, including topics ranging from festivals to government affairs. More

New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Deb Carey Shares Small Business Insights with President Obama

New Glarus Brewing Co. co-founder Deb Carey was among the 15 small business owners to meet with President Obama and top-level administration advisers and staff to discuss fiscal cliff issues and how to address them. More

Guild Update: Colorado

Brewers Association staff, Acacia Coast and Pete Johnson, recently attended the Colorado Brewers Guild meeting. Organized by the Guild's Executive Director, this meeting brought together brewery members from across the State of Colorado to discuss iss More

Guild Update: California Craft Brewers Association Fall General Meeting

Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, recently attended the California Craft Brewers Association meeting. She provides an update from the in depth meeting that covered everything from legislative successes to trademark issues. More

Kentucky Senator McConnell Visits Against the Grain Brewery

Against the Grain Brewery hosted a meeting with Senator Mitch McConnell and local brewery owners to discuss the Kentucky brewing industry and excise tax reduction for small breweries.  More

New Jersey Governor Signs Small Brewery Bill

Governor Chris Christie signs into law legislation that will help small brewery access to market in New Jersey.  More

First Regional Guild Meeting Takes Place in Conjunction With Midwest Beer Festival

Four state brewers guilds recently united at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Representatives from the MN, WI, IA, and IN Craft Brewers Guilds provided updates, exchanged ideas, and proposed suggestions for best practices in the first ever regional guild  More

Congresswoman Emerson Tours and Tastes at Missouri Brewery

On August 17, 2012 US Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8) toured Bucyrus microbrewery, Piney River Brewing company.  More

Support Your Local Brewery

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Monthly Legal Briefs

Find out what is happening locally and nationally in the Monthly Legal Briefs. This comprehensive summary can be found in our Government Affairs section.

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