Support Your Local Brewery Program
Support Your Local Brewery (SYLB) is a grassroots activist program managed by the Brewers Association (BA). Membership is made up of small brewers and committed beer enthusiasts from all 50 states with the mission – assist brewers in achieving and sustaining fair market access and equitable legislative and regulatory treatment.
Beer Activists respond to email SYLB Action Alerts whenever a state or federal government affairs involvement opportunity arises by contacting their elected officials. Since its inception, SYLB Beer Activists have answered the call on a variety of issues ranging from tax increase threats and small brewer access to market challenges, to a host of issues aimed at protecting and enhancing the availability of small and independent brewery beer in the marketplace.
SYLB, State Guilds and Local Breweries
The Brewers Association actively works in support of, and in concert with, State Brewer Guilds on legislative and regulatory issues. Through SYLB the BA brings the voice of individual beer drinkers and brewers to bear on issues impacting craft beer consumers and the craft beer industry.
How you can help
- Stay up-to-date on your state’s current issues. You can find a list of recent activity in your state in Current Issues or below.
- If you learn about an emerging issue, contact your state guild. Make sure they know and ask how you can help.
- Brewers – Tell your supporters to sign up on CraftBeer.com to become SYLB Beer Activists.
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced the publication of a rulemaking document (Notice No. 176) which would update, simplify, and clarify the labeling and advertising regulations for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. …More
The Mayor of Anchorage has proposed a 5% retail alcohol tax to take effect January 1, 2020.
Signed nto law, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at …More
A package of bills signed into law would allow brewers and microbrewers to have on-premises tasting rooms, expand the scope of tasting rooms, expand the definition of manufacturer to include a portion of the manufacturing …More
Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, S.B. 1165 would define “alternating proprietorship” to mean an arrangement in which two or more brewers or micro brewers, or wine makers or small wine makers, take turns using …More
The state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) has issued an emergency amendment in response to a court order stemming from the decision in Missouri Broadcasters Association v. Taylor removing regulatory language the ATC …More
Senate Bill 7 provides for the reduction of the blood alcohol concentration limit from .08 to .05.
Pre-filed and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, S.B. 164 seeks to remove production requirements relating to sales of beer on-premise at a brewery and to provide for the warehousing and transfer of beer.
Senate Bill 166 seeks to remove the limitation on beer sales on brewery premises.
Senate Bill 165 would allow licensed breweries to acquire additional on-premise beer and wine permits.
Companion bills S.B. 312 and H.B. 672 provide for off-premise consumption sales for breweries with an annual production of 225,000 barrels or less.
Passing the Senate, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at …More
Gaining Senate approval, Senate Bill 1154 would allow a brewer or micro brewer to sell beer it manufactured for consumption on or off the premises at an approved tasting room if the tasting room were …More
Passing the Senate, S.B. 1165 would define “alternating proprietorship” to mean an arrangement in which two or more brewers or micro brewers, or wine makers or small wine makers, take turns using the same space …More
Senate Bill 3154 authorizes limited breweries, commonly referred to as microbreweries, to hold certain on-site and off-site events open to the general public. Under the bill, on-site special events include trivia and quizzes; paint and …More