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
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.
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 California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) announced the return of the Craft Beer Summit, scheduled to take place September 8-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This event is two days of education and tastings for brewers, distributors, retailers, …More
As the birthplace of craft brewing and home to the first state brewers association, California is a bellwether for the U.S. craft brewing industry. As is the case across the country, California breweries are growing in …More
Last year, Ohio’s 110 craft brewers produced 1.2+ million barrels of beer. This makes them the forth largest state for overall production, and at 4.7 gallons per adult, tenth for per capita consumption. According to the Brewers Association, the Ohio craft brewing …More
With the October leaves painting the hills, I landed in Missoula earlier this month for the Montana Brewers Association (MBA) Fall Conference. Over two days, Montana brewers came together to network and elevate their knowledge …More
The Washington Brewers Guild (WBG) recently announced the hire of Annie McGrath as the guild’s full-time executive director. Annie joins the WBG with a very strong political background and over a decade of experience working …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, Wis., the guilds from the 11 states that participate in the Great Taste of the Midwest festival are invited to join a regional gathering. This was the fourth year for this meeting. The gathering began when Wisconsin …More
At a recent meeting of the Oklahoma Craft Brewers Guild, a second organization advocating on behalf of the state’s small brewers was further solidified. Once formally organized, the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma will act …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.