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
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.
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 Inaugural Grower and Brewer Conference was held in Lincoln, Ne. January 4-5 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Innovation Campus. The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild teamed up with the Nebraska Hop Growers Association to connect …More
The Massachusetts Brewers Guild (MBG) marked its 10th anniversary at their 2017 annual meeting, hosting a record-breaking number of attendees with more than 160 brewers and allied trade participating in the half day event. Held at …More
On February 3, the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) gathered in the state capital to advocate for the Maryland Brewery Modernization Act and to launch the 2nd Annual FeBREWary: Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. BAM members gave …More
The Wisconsin Brewers Guild recently held their final quarterly member meeting of 2016 in Milwaukee, recapping what was a solid year for the guild and outlining a robust agenda for 2017. The first order of business …More
This fall, the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA) gathered together with over 80 brewery representatives from more than 30 breweries, as well as a handful of sponsors and partners, at the Trapp Family Lodge in the …More
Last week I was in California for the California Craft Brewers Association’s (CCBA) Bi-Annual Conference. It was a fantastic event that offered me the opportunity to see our industry from the perspective of one of …More
On the eve of World Series Game 6, I traveled to Cleveland to join the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) for their final membership meeting of 2016 at Fat Head’s Brewery in Middleburg Heights. OCBA Executive Director Mary …More
In an effort to continue “putting Florida breweries on the map,” the Florida Brewers Guild (FBG) worked with the Florida Department of Transportation during the 2016 legislative session to draft and pass a statute authorizing …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.