In early November, the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild held its fourth annual conference at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. The event attracts brewer, affiliate, retail, and other members from across the state a to …More
Activities, news and announcements from America’s state and regional brewers guilds as the work to promote local beer and fight for favorable laws and lower excise tax rates.
The Montana Brewers Conference, Montana Brewers Association (MBA) fall member meeting, and the MT Brewers Fall Rendezvous festival all took place in Missoula the last weekend of September. The Montana Brewers Conference, hosted by the MBA, …More
Small and independent craft brewers are consistently facing legislative and regulatory challenges that pose threats to their businesses, and at the forefront of the fight are state and regional guilds. To help educate beer lovers …More
With seventy-five brewery and allied members in attendance, the first Mississippi Brewers Guild Conference kicked off on September 22 at Jackson-based Lucky Town Brewing Company. Fresh off a major legislative victory, which granted brewers the …More
By Damon Scott At the beginning of August, I traveled to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit. This event directly benefited the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma, and was designed to bring together professional …More
In an article written for a local news outlet, West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild President Sam Mauzy reflected on the history of small brewers in the state, and how they’ve grown to make a big impact. More …More
On Friday July 28, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) presented their Business and Technical Conference in conjunction with the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. Held adjacent to the MCNG’s fundraiser festival, All Pints North, …More
This June, the Brewers Association was invited to serve on a panel at the Western Governors Conference. The meeting is orchestrated annually by the Western Governors Association and brings up to 19 Governors together each year to engage in public …More
In July, I met with the Rhode Island Brewers Guild (RIBG) Board of Directors for a meeting at Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. The RIBG, founded in 2012 and headed by a board of five, represents 14 member …More
The June gathering of the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild turned out to be the last. Thankfully, the demise was in name only, as the membership voted to officially change the organization’s name to the …More
The Brewers Association is committed to providing resources to both existing associations and those in the conceptual or formative stages. Our staff attend 20-30 guild meetings a year to share information and gather best practices from a national perspective. The Brewers Association also assists state association efforts to fight state excise tax increase proposals and support pro-craft legislative initiatives.