On May 21st the Massachusetts Brewers Guild (MBG) hosted their inaugural technical brewing and business conference in Framingham, Massachusetts. Hosted by Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in their beautiful Beer Hall and Kitchen, the Mass Brewers Conference brought over 170 …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.
BA Safety Ambassador Matt Stinchfield kicked off the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA) semi-annual one day technical conference with a safety presentation, held this past April. Some 90 attendees enjoyed additional technical topics including a presentation …More
Hosted by the Maine Brewer’s Guild, the third annual New England Craft Brew Summit convened in Portland, Maine on March 29th, 2018. The one-day Summit was packed with 19 seminars focused on three main tracks: …More
The South Dakota Craft Brewers Guild is happy to report that Governor Dennis Daugaard signed SB 173 into law on March 22, 2018. This bill will allow South Dakota craft brewers to produce up to …More
In 2011, the Utah Brewers Guild (UBG) annual meetings was the first I attended after starting at the Brewers Association (BA). The guild gradually became more active, and now, seven years later, UBG has hired their …More
The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild (NCBG) recently co-sponsored the Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show held in Omaha, joining the Nebraska Hop Growers Association, Midwest Hop Producers and the University of Nebraska’s Institute …More
In November, the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) hosted its bi-annual conference in central California. Prior to the conference, northern California fires put the venue in jeopardy. Luckily this area was left unaffected and the …More
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
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
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.