The panel, including attorneys who represent brewers, wholesalers and retailers, will discuss how and whether the three-tier system can remain strong and relevant in the future by being flexible for all three tiers of the …More
Participation in guild seminars is strictly limited to guild directors and leadership only. A roundtable dialogue for brewers guild leaders and BA staff on best practices for developing and maturing the national community of non-profit …More
Defending Your Business and the Craft Beer Industry: Lessons & Strategies for Political Effectiveness
Every day forces are at work at the local, state and federal level plotting to curtail or take away the privileges of craft brewers. Experts from California‚Äôs craft brewing and restaurant industries will share their …More
This seminar will focus on the processes and procedures by which small brewer interests and state guilds can successfully tackle legislative issues. While those issues might differ from state to state, this discussion will cover …More
This session will explore the case for craft brewer-favorable state legislation. Specific topics will include: franchise law reform, self-distribution for small brewers while preventing vertical integration that threatens competition and retail privileges at brewery locations.
BA Staff Economist Bart Watson kicks off this seminar with an introduction to the recently published economic impact studies. Jeff Dense then dives into the heart of the seminar, exploring the political economy of craft …More
Participation in guild seminars is strictly limited to guild directors and board members only. This seminar involves long-range planning for state guilds.
Franchise Laws, Self-Distribution Restrictions and the Three-Tier System: How They Came to Be, Do They Make Sense, and Where We Go From Here
Marc Sorini provides a review of how we got to the current system of distribution in the U.S. and where we could head as craft brewers become more important to the beer drinker.
Learn more about the largest foodservice trade association in the world, what NRA’s government affairs priorities are and the role craft beer is playing in helping their members succeed.
In this seminarÑexclusively for state brewers guild staff and officers–Colorado Brewers Guild veteran John Carlson discusses working with legislators, lobbyists and beer wholesaler executives to advance the interests of brewers at the state level.