With the publication of the 2013 Stewardship Report, the Brewers Association is highlighting some particular areas of interest regarding the organization’s endeavors and accomplishments on behalf of members in 2013.
The Brewers Association (BA) recently published the latest Stewardship Report. This report serves as a summary of Brewers Association board, committee, staff and member activities in the 2013 calendar year. As the craft brewing industry continues to grow, so do the needs of BA members. Educating brewers and consumers remains at the forefront of the BA’s goals. The Stewardship Report highlights member education including comprehensive beer industry statistics, technical information and updates on legislative and regulatory activity across the U.S:
The New Brewer
The Brewers Association produced six bi-monthly issues focused on technical brewing, government affairs, operations and marketing and management features. The Brewers Association communications committee includes a subcommittee to discuss The New Brewer content, sponsorship and long-term management direction.
The New Brewer is available in online format to members as The New Brewer online. This convenient resource now offers easy access to back issues from 2000 to present.
Beer Industry Statistics
The Brewers Association’s Beer Industry Production Survey yields a comprehensive collection of annual production numbers for breweries in the United States. Every brewery in the nation is asked to participate in this annual project. The survey is the basis for the statistics that the Brewers Association provides to its members and media. The results of the survey are first released at the Craft Brewers Conference, as well as in the industry review issue of The New Brewer trade publication and in the Members-Only area of BrewersAssociation.org.
Brewers Association Website
BrewersAssociation.org is the definitive online resource for professional craft brewers, media and beer industry organizations. The website provides statistics, updates on industry growth and information on government affairs—both legislative and regulatory—to the media, members and potential new members.
The BA website also offers an expansive and growing selection of Members-Only content, including technical data on hops and malt production, industry statistics, a message board, and Power Hour webinar archives. Members can also view committee meeting notes, marketing resources, and brewery survey data. Over the course of 2013, BrewersAssociation.org saw more than 1.1 million visits and 2.5 million page views—a 40 and 33 percent increase from 2012, respectively.
Power Hour Professional E-Conference Series
The Brewers Association presented six hour-long educational seminars in 2013 for members, featuring guests Jim Kuhr (Matt Brewing Company), Matt Stinchfield (Ploughshare Brewing Co.), Dan Wandel (IrI), Bill Pecoriello (GuestMetrics), Ian Ward (Brewers Supply Group), Jeff Schaefer (new Glarus Brewing Co.) and Bart Watson (Brewers Association).
Topics covered in 2013 include:
- Food Safety – Preparing for an FDA Brewery Inspection
- 2012 Sales Year-End Review of the Beer Category and Craft Segment
- On-Premise Insights for Craft Brewers
- 2013 Mid-Year Beer Category & Craft Segment Review
- State of the Crop: Barley and Malt Insights—2013 and Beyond
- Economics of Draught Quality and Beer Line Cleaning
Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
Over 6,400 professionals attended Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., where they networked and attended some of the 80 seminars. The keynote session featured Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing. BrewExpo America provided the opportunity to shop for equipment and services from 440 exhibiting companies over two days.
The Brewers Association presented Peter Bouckaert with the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing, Art Larrance with the Brewers Association Recognition Award and David Katleski with the F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award.
Washington, D.C. area members served as exceptional and generous hosts for the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America. Attendees will long remember the welcome reception at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
View details about membership education and more in the full report online.