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US Senator Visits Ohio Craft Brewer

Great Lakes Brewing Co. provides an update to US Senator Rob Portman's visit to their Cleveland brewery. More

Texas Small Brewer Wins Partial Victory Against State Alcoholic Beverage Commission

In a decision handed down earlier this week by the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, several provisions of Texas alcohol law have been found to violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. The court found in favor of Jester Kin More

Brewers Guild Update: Arizona

Trip notes on a recent Arizona Brewers Guild meeting by State Brewers Association Coordinator, Acacia Coast. More

Five New State Guilds in 2011

As 2011 wrapped up, the national guilds roster had grown by five, with Louisiana, Tennessee, Delaware, Utah, and Kansas establishing state small brewers associations. More than three-quarters of the 50 U.S. states now have some form of a small craft brewe More

Senator Charles Schumer Joins Senate Small Brewers Caucus

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) recently joined the Senate Small Brewers Caucus and is in support of the proposed Brewer's Employment and Excise Relief Act (S. 534). More

New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co. Hosts Lt. Governor

Small business in New Jersey prompts Lt. Governor's visit to Flying Fish. More

BA Members Meet on Hill in Support of Small Brewers Bill; Participate in NBWA’s Fall Tasting

BA members visit DC to meet with lawmakers and showcase their craft beers. More

Brewers Guild Update: California Craft Brewers Association

Guild Development remains a high priority to the Brewers Association. Recently, Acacia Coast was in California to attend the CCBA meeting. More

Brewers Guild Update: Minnesota Guild Moves Forward

Guild Development remains a high priority to the Brewers Association. Recently, Pete Johnson was in Minnesota to attend their guild meeting. More

Brewers Guild Update: Nebraska Guild Hits “Refresh”

Nebraska guild meets to focus brewing community efforts in the Cornhusker state. 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