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.
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 …More
Passing committee, Assembly Bill 2196 seeks to revise certain licensee filing requirements for alcoholic beverage price lists and remove the requirement that limited brewery and distillery licensees provide a tour when selling certain alcoholic beverages …More
A.B. 2230 makes brewery tours optional for limited breweries, while still allowing on-site sales. The bill additionally allows a licensee to offer, or offer for sale, snack food.
Assembly Bill 2271 allows special occasion events that promote agricultural tourism to be conducted at breweries located on preserved farmland under certain circumstances.
A.B. 2505 would require entertainment facilities to provide calorie information for food and beverage items offered for sale, subject to the same requirements that currently apply to chain restaurants. The bill would define “entertainment facility” …More
Senate Bill 1185 creates a new category of alcoholic beverages entitled flavored malt beverages for purposes of the alcoholic beverages tax. The new flavored malt beverage category is taxed at a rate of $4.40 …More
Assembly Bill 1202 would permit the issuance of a craft distillery license to the holder of a limited brewery license, restricted brewery license, plenary winery license, or farm winery license, for use on the same …More
A.B. 2015 allows for the consumption of food on limited brewery premises.
Assembly Bill 2130 requires Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the state.
Senate Bill 670 establishes farm brewery and winery-brewery beverage licenses.
Senate Bill 511 would permit certain breweries to sell beer at seasonal farm markets.
A.B. 1681 seeks to allow certain breweries to operate off-premises retail salesrooms and permits breweries and wineries to operate joint salesrooms.
Assembly Bill 2016 authorizes restricted breweries to annually sell up to 1,000 barrels of beer to in-State and out-of-state retailers.
A.B. 2068 seeks to remove the requirement that limited brewery licensees provide a tour when selling beer to consumers.
A.B. 1133 imposes $0.25 surcharge on alcoholic beverages to be dedicated to Alcohol Education, Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund.