Defense of the small brewers tax differential that allows small brewers to pay 60 percent less federal excise tax (up to 60k barrels). That's a savings of $11 per barrel. Coordination with state brewers associations on state excise tax proposals.
Regulatory Agency Liaison
Advocacy of a plan to reduce the number of excise tax reports a brewer under 7,000 barrels must file from 25 to 4 reports.
State Brewing Associations (Guilds)
Support of state brewers associations on state issues. Facilitation of interguild communication.
Capitol Hill Education and Promotion Events
Biannual craft beer education events for members of Congress and their staff. Communication with the House of Representatives Small Brewers Caucus.
Monthly updates on state, federal and court actions; also featured in The New Brewer.
Support Your Local Brewery
Grassroots issues activist network—see Support Your Local Brewery.
New Members-Only Area of BrewersAssociation.org
Features exclusive content available to BA members only, including extensive statistical data, presentation archives, technical information (covering hops, keg repatriation, and other topics), message boards and committee meeting minutes.
The New Brewer
Brewers Association Forum
Free multiple subscriptions to the Brewers Association Forum, a daily, moderated email digest connecting you to more than 10,300 participating members.
Annual Beer Industry Production Survey reports the growth of craft beer industry; featured in the May/June issue of The New Brewer.
Professional E-Conference Series: Power Hour
Power Hour is an online, interactive teleconference series on regulatory, marketing and other information six times per year.
Export Development Program
Program funded by government grants to help sell American craft beer internationally. See the Export Development Program section for more information.
Craft Brewing Fact Sheet
Biannual mailings of comprehensive analysis reports of the craft brewing community.
North American Brewery Update
Biannual communication of brewery openings and closings.
Beer Sellers Guide
Discounts on purchase of the Beer Sellers Guide and American Craft Beer and Food pamphlets (see American Craft Beer Guides) for training employees and customers.
Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
Registration discounts of $485-$550 per person for the full conference rate at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America.
Discounts on pre-publication releases, along with free additional copies of the current Brewers' Resource Directory for brewery-level members.
Symphony IRI Discounts
Discounts on beer sales market reports through Symphony IRI.
CRAFT BEER MARKETING
Media Liaison/Industry Representation
Industry representation and referrals to national and local media.
Craft Beer Marketing Outreach
Seasonal beer and other press releases generated to promote positive media coverage of craft brewers and their brands.
Pub Discount Program
American Craft Beer Week
Promotion and coordination of American Craft Beer Week celebrating the flavor and diversity of domestic beers.
Great American Beer Festival℠
Great American Beer Festival discounts up to $200 per entry on registration and judging fees. Exposure to 49,000 beer enthusiasts.
World Beer Cup®
The World Beer Cup is a biennial international beer competition celebrating beer excellence.
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
High-end craft beer and food pairing held annually in Washington, D.C. to advance consumer awareness of beer and food culture. Visit SavorCaftBeer.com.
Beer Garden Coordination
National Beer Wholesalers Association, Nightclub & Bar, and other special events designed to help brewers expand market share.
Brewers' Resource Directory
Free copy of the current Brewers' Resource Directory (BRD) for brewery-level members (additional free copies are available upon request).
Eligibility to vote in annual Brewers Association Board of Directors election. Some restrictions apply.
Electronic Member Mailings
Updates on beer industry trends and information on Brewers Association events and projects.
Access to Brewers Association Informational Services
Access to beer industry data from the Brewers Association library.
Member decal to display at your facility.
One complimentary subscription to Zymurgy, the premium homebrewing and beer enthusiast magazine.
For additional membership assistance, please contact Erin Glass, Membership Coordinator at 888-822-6273 x 135.