18 State Guilds Featured at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival

State brewers guilds are non-profit associations that protect and promote the local craft brewing industry. Across the country, these groups are making a difference through organizing events, fighting unfavorable laws and being the collective voice for craft …More

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Brewpub Pavilion Returns to GABF for a Third Year

The Brewpub Pavilion returned to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) for a third year. The pavilion debuted in 2012 as a way to highlight this important segment of the craft brewing industry. Brewpubs, defined by the …More

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BA Insider: Growth in the Craft Beer Segment: Sky Is the Limit

The BA Insider is a free email publication written by the Market Development Committee. The publication is sent quarterly by the Brewers Association. Each issue covers topics relevant to craft beer distributors.

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GABF Brewery Application Period Now Open

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) brewery registration process has changed for 2014. In an effort to eliminate the rush to enter, there will be an online brewery application period June 17-26, 2014. Breweries can find …More

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Annual Industry Review Data Now Available for BA Members

Each year the Brewers Association (BA) collects craft brewery data through the Beer Industry Production Survey to provide the foundation for the statistical information in the May/June issue of The New Brewer. This and other supplemental data is now avail

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Beer Franchise Law Reform

The following piece "Beer Franchise Law Reform" was written by Brewers Association (BA) President Charlie Papazian for print in the July/August 2014 issue of The New Brewer, the BA's bi-monthly trade journal.

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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.

If your guild has a useful resource to share or needs support please contact Acacia Coast or Pete Johnson.