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
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 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 Pennsylvania state brewers guild, Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), recently secured a major victory for the state’s breweries and their consumers. Since 2013, the top legislative priority for BOP, as voted on by the BOP membership at …More
Just ahead of the 76th annual Sturgis bike rally, I had the opportunity to visit the brewers of South Dakota and attend a South Dakota Brewers Guild meeting. This meeting garnered the largest group of SD …More
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
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 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.