Grassroots activism is one of the most powerful tools for small and independent brewers. During the last legislative session, more than half of the U.S. Congress supported lowering the federal excise tax for craft brewers. …More
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The Brewers Association recently mailed brewery members a letter regarding percentage of dues not tax deductible due to lobbying activities. The same information is found in this post. This non-deductible percentage pertains to the amount that …More
If you sell bottled or canned beer in California in which any part of the package contains bisphenol A (BPA), such as a can liner or crown liner, there is a new reporting requirement that …More
It has been quite a year, with many ups and downs. Whether you had the best year of your life or are happy to see 2016 finally come to an end, it’s beneficial to take …More
“Wherever you go, there you are. So where do you want to be?” I often end presentations with this quote, and it certainly rings true when it comes to manifesting one’s own destiny. Based on …More
Hi all. Some good news for the holidays…Brewers Association Technical Brewing Projects Manager Chuck Skypeck and I conducted our latest conference call with staff at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Nutrition and …More
The Brewers Association works on a broad range of issues in Washington, D.C. One minute it is focusing on federal excise taxes; the next it is working with the TTB. It is our goal here …More
Through the fall, Brewers Association Technical Brewing Projects Manager Chuck Skypeck and I have discussed FDA’s goals and methods in regards to compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) menu labeling for restaurants and similar …More
The question of diversity in beer comes up again and again. Admittedly, it’s not an easy topic to navigate, both factually and emotionally. With the groups under the diversity umbrella representing multiple factions including ethnicity, …More
Keg loss is a big issue for the craft brewing industry. The BA estimates that keg loss costs each brewery between $.46 and $1.37 per barrel of beer they produce.