Small Brewer Grassroots Activism

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

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  • 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.

Current Issues

Nevada Tax Increase Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 181 seeks to raise the tax on malt beverages from 16 cents to 24 cents per gallon.

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NV Bill Seeks to Limit On-Site Sales

A.B. 431 seeks to limit a person who operates a brew pub to two locations, increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture during a calendar year to 20,000 …More

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Nevada Brewpub Production Cap Adjustment Proposed

Senate Bill 130 seeks to raise the allowable annual barrelage produced by multiple brewpub locations under common ownership within individual counties to 45,000 barrels from the current 15,000.

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Barrelage Restriction Removal Fails in Nevada

Failing to advance in committee, Senate Bill 139 sought to remove the limitation on the number of barrels of malt beverages that a brewpub may manufacture (currently 15,000) during a calendar year.

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Local License Approval Bill Drafted

Bill Draft Request (BDR) 455 revises provisions governing state licenses required for liquor importers, wholesale dealers of wines and liquors, wholesale dealers of beer, wine makers, instructional wine-making facilities, breweries, brew pubs and craft distilleries …More

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