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Virgina Governor Signs Legislation to Support Local Craft Breweries

Governor McDonnell signs two pieces of legislation that help craft breweries and enhance the local economy. More

Brewers Guild Update: Connecticut and Rhode Island

Acacia Coast attends initial guild meeting in Connecticut and meets with the Rhode Island brewing community to discuss possible guild formation. More

Brewers Guild Update: Texas

Acacia Coast provides an update on the Texas Brewers Guild. More

Brewers Guild Update: Pennsylvania

Acacia Coast attends the Brewers of Pennsylvania annual guild meeting. More

Small Brewers on Capitol Hill

Small brewers spend time in the nation's capital.  More

Brewers Guild Update: Alaska

Small brewers of Alaska meet for their annual guild meeting during Alaska Beer Week. More

Michigan Guild Kicks Off New Year with Substance and Style

Michigan small brewers convene for annual winter conference. More

Export Development Program at 2012 Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show attracts a large contingent of buyers from the US and internationally, helping American craft brewers gain exposure in the marketplace and ultimately sell more craft beer domestically and abroad.  More

Congressman Tours and Tastes at North Carolina Breweries

U.S. Representative Brad Miller (D-NC) toured two small brewers in Raleigh, NC, recently, highlighting his support of the Small BREW Act. More

Delaware Senators Visit Local Brewery

Fordham Brewing meets with Democratic Senators Carper and Coons. 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