The Brewers Association’s fortune mirrors that of our craft beer community.
Like many of you, our members, we will be forever changed by the pandemic and economic crisis facing our organization.
Last week, in order to maintain the long-term viability of the Brewers Association, we made the difficult decision to lay off 23% of our staff. We continue to work with all affected individuals, to the greatest extent that we’re able, to help them navigate this transition. We have also enacted tiered salary reductions for our management team. These steps are in addition to the operational budget cuts made earlier this month.
We thoughtfully, carefully, and painfully weighed options to arrive at those decisions. We believe these actions will help the association weather the storm at this time and to remain committed to its purpose—to promote and protect American craft brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts.
We will continue to serve you, and we thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times together.