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Brewers Guilds Crucial In State Reform

Established brewers guilds effective in reform in Massachusetts and California. More

Congressman Visits Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.; Commits to Support Small Brewer Tax Bill

Continuing an August tradition, Congressman Lee Terry (R-Nebraska) made his third visit to Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. in as many years on Monday, August 15. More

Brewers Guild Update: Tennessee

Guild Development remains a high priority to the Brewers Association. Recently, Acacia Coast was in Tennessee to attend their initial guild meeting in the Volunteer state. More

Senators Tout Small Brewer Bill for Job Creation

Two senators visited craft brewers on Tuesday, August 8th, bringing attention to the proposed Brewer's Employment and Excise Relief Act (S. 534). The Senators recognize the bill as a way to create jobs, and support "Main Street" businesses w More

Brewers Association Federal Tax Efforts Featured on Fox Business

Bob Pease, COO of the Brewers Association, appeared on Fox Business to discuss federal excise tax legislation impacting small brewers. More

Small Brewers Triangulate on Capitol Hill

June 2nd and 3rd were busy days for small brewers and state brewer guild representatives in the halls of Congress, with three separate events focusing on Main Street brewery businesses, craft beer and small brewer issues.  More

BA Adds New Hire to Place Emphasis on State Guilds

With the addition of Acacia Coast, the new state brewers association coordinator, the Brewers Association is focusing on guild support and development in 2011. More

Federal Small Brewer Excise Tax Bill Introduced in Senate

On Wednesday, March 9, legislation seeking to enact a graduated beer excise tax rate of $3.50 and $16.00 for America's small brewers was introduced by U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). Joining Senators Kerry and Crap More

The 2010 Elections: What Happened on November 2nd and What it Means for Small Brewers

As power in Washington swings like a pendulum, it is important for the Brewers Association to assess what the recent mid-term elections will mean for the small businesses the Association exists to protect. Here's a recap of what the shakeup might mean More

Election Results: I-1100 Voted Down; Prop 26 Passes

Washington and California brewers guilds claim victory in election initiatives that would affect their small business constituents. More

Support Your Local Brewery

Your brewery needs to become part of the SYLB network enlisting beer activists to help support the rights of craft breweries around the country. Visit www.SupportYourLocalBrewery.org.

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