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.
L.B. 632 was amended in the House to remove the “at-rest” provision that requires beer to be brought to a distributor’s warehouse prior to final distribution to a retailer.
L.B. 254 would permit the transfer and serving of homebrew at events, homebrew shops, and club meetings.
L.B. 632 requires that a craft brewery licensee wholly own any of the craft brewery’s satellite locations and that there be production at each of those five locations. Current retail satellite locations that are wholly …More
Approved by the Governor, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing …More
Before the Governor for action, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the …More
L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing process the opportunity, at …More
Legislative Resolution 315 provides for a study of the contractual relationship between craft breweries and distributors, including whether there should be changes to allow craft beer manufacturers more flexibility when entering and exiting distribution contracts.
Signed by the Governor, L.B. 330, among other provisions, provides tax credits to beer manufacturers for the use of beer-related crops grown in-state.
Legislative Resolution 287 provides for a study of craft breweries and whether brewpubs and microbreweries should be licensed as craft breweries or should have separate licenses.
Among other provisions, L.B. 330 seeks to grant the Liquor Control Commission clear jurisdiction over alcohol in powder form and defines hard cider as beer instead of wine.
L.B. 204 would provide a tax credit to brewers using crops grown in-state.
Continuing an August tradition, Congressman Lee Terry (R-Nebraska) made his third visit to Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. in as many years on Monday, August 15.
Congressman Lee Terry recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total sponsors of the bill sits at 92.