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
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.
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
In late September, nearly 80 members of the Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) gathered to show a united front with the state’s elected officials. “It’s important for us to host this event each year to keep our …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 North Carolina Brewers Guild recently organized a visit from the presiding officer of the North Carolina House of Representatives at Triple C Brewing Co. in Charlotte. On September 14, Speaker of the House Tim Moore …More
You may be surprised to learn there is an association for associations—an organization that offers resources to the small but mighty nonprofits around the globe. ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, affirms, “Associations make the …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.