Staff Voices

Brewers Association staff voices provides news, insights and announcements from staff members.

Making the Federal Excise Tax Rate Permanent

The 115th Congress (2017-2018) was a successful legislative session for small and independent breweries: The House Small Brewers Caucus was the largest special interest caucus in Congress with 241 members and the farm bill included language …More

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Thank You, Charlie

Charlie Papazian will be leaving the Brewers Association on January 23, 2019. Throughout his career, he has had a profound impact on beer.

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A New Start in D.C.

As we move forward into 2019 and the 116th Congress, a lot will be changing in D.C. How will these changes impact small and independent breweries?

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VOTE

Need a reason to vote on November 6? Take a look at some of the issues that your state and federal legislators have a say in that could impact small and independent breweries.

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The Great American Beer Festival® Haze Craze

Earlier this year, a trio of juicy or hazy styles were formally incorporated into the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines. The 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) marks the first time “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” …More

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Don’t Panic! Checklists Are Your Friend

Think back to the days of planning your brewery. Do you remember the enthusiasm you felt writing your standard operating procedures? What about the excitement you had anticipating your first visit from an FDA officer? …More

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