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
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.
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
Founded in 2003, the Arkansas Brewers Guild (ABG) now has 22 members (out of about 28 total breweries in the state). Every Arkansas state representative has a brewery in their district, which certainly helped the guild …More
On April 11, the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild celebrated the inaugural guild-sponsored “Louisiana Beer Day” with a visit to the Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. The group spent the day educating officials and advocating for …More
At the close of March, I traveled to my old stomping grounds, Albuquerque N.M. to check in on the New Mexico Brewers Guild (NMBG) and attend their third annual technical conference. Hosted by the local community …More
By Damon Scott The third annual Indiana Craft Brewers Conference was held in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 24-26. The weekend included a full day of seminars, a trade show with industry suppliers and tours of local …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
Founded in 1996, the Florida Brewers Guild (FBG) has been a compass for Florida brewers for over two decades. Organized to unite the industry for advocacy and disseminating best practices, FBG continues to elevate brewing …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.