The Iowa Brewers Guild (IBG) recently announced a new course through the IA Department of Labor for a registered apprenticeship program targeted towards training professional brewers. This program will offer a combination of on-the-job-learning and …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.
Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) held its largest-ever membership meeting in June, with over 65 members and start-ups in attendance. Hosted at Key Brewing, located on the outskirts of Baltimore, I was honored to join the …More
The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be partnering with Zephyr Conferences and Asheville Brewers Alliance to host their first-ever Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference in Asheville, NC, March 28-30, 2017. Beer and tourism industry …More
In mid-April, California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) hosted their Spring Conference in Long Beach, bringing together over 450 craft brewers and industry members for three days of networking and education. California is often considered a bell-weather …More
Solid growth and a long list of accomplishments highlighted the recent meeting of the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) at the annual Tap NY event at Hunter Mountain, NY. NYSBA Executive Director Paul Leone …More
The inaugural New England Brew Summit, hosted by the Maine Brewers Guild, recently took place at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The event featured workshops and speeches from U.S. Senator Angus King and …More
With a full understanding of the importance state legislators and regulators have for the brewing industry, members of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) recently spent a morning visiting their elected officials to advocate on …More
I recently paid a visit to the Mississippi and Louisiana brewers guilds. Here is the latest from these two states! Mississippi First stop was to join the Mississippi Brewers Guild (MBG) member meeting at Chandeleur Brewing Company in …More
The beginning of December brought about the 2nd annual North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG) Technical Conference & Meeting, held in Winston-Salem. Over 400 brewing industry members, including 90 breweries, and an additional 70 breweries …More
In mid-November, Melissa Corbin became the first full-time executive director of the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA)–the craft brewery nonprofit membership organization based in Burlington. The VBA was founded in 1996 to promote and strengthen the culture of …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.