This session will provide an update of the current federal legislative and regulatory issues small brewers are facing. Marc Sorini covers where we are and where we can go from here.
Free the Beer!: An Exploration of the Relevance, Necessity, and Legality of Modern Beer Franchise Law
The sale and distribution of beer is regulated by franchise laws that govern and restrict the relationship of brewers and their wholesalers. Moderated by Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing in conjunction with industry franchise attorneys, …More
This seminar covers TTB trade practice, formulation, and label submission requirements, and will provide information on analytical testing for label compliance.
Upcoming Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations will require chain restaurants to publish the calorie content of all regular menu items. This seminar will provide an update on the latest government guidance and efforts by …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
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
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