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
Breweries are facing increasing competition, pressure, oversight and scrutiny by regulators, suppliers, distributors, and retail accounts. The rapidly evolving beer industry, partnered with a maturing pallet among the beer consumer base, has brought an acute …More
State guilds work tirelessly to promote and protect their local breweries. At the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, guilds had a chance to educate attendees about the work they do, while offering unique samples from …More
The Support Your Local Brewer Pavilion is celebrating its 8th year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®. The pavilion, dedicated to promoting state and regional brewers guilds, is serving 170 unique beers, from 20 guilds. Guilds …More
Each August in Madison, Wisconsin, adjacent to the Great Taste of the Midwest, 11 state guilds are invited to participate in a regional guild gathering. In 2012 the Wisconsin and Minnesota craft brewers guilds determined that with so many …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.