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.
Under Senate committee consideration, House Bill 480 requires annual certification that brewery and distillery permit holders are compliant with state tax requirements and that certain brewery permit holders submit an annual report to the ABC …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 155 allows on- and off-premise sales starting at 10 am on Sundays with local governing body approval. Additionally, the legislation allows: retailers (including brewery taprooms) to sell crowlers; …More
Amended prior to passing he House to remove provisions relating to increasing the barrel cap under which self-distribution and no cause termination of distributors are effective, House Bill 500 retains provisions relating to the sale …More
H.B. 642 seeks to increase the number of additional retail locations to ten where a brewery may sell its malt beverages and to authorize a brewery to sell its malt beverages at the brewery regardless …More
Passing the House, House Bill 480 seeks to require the ABC commission and the department of revenue to certify on an annual basis that brewery and distillery permit holders are compliant with state tax requirements …More
Among many provisions affecting sales, sampling, and homebrewing House Bill 500 seeks to raise the barrelage cap to 200,000 (from 25,000) to retain self-distribution rights and that brewers under the 200,000 barrel cap can terminate …More
S.B. 313 would increase the number of barrels of malt beverages a small brewery may self-distribute from 25,000 to 103,091.
House Bill 480 seeks to require the ABC commission and the department of revenue to certify on an annual basis that brewery and distillery permit holders are compliant with state tax requirements and to require …More
House Bill 67 seeks to increase the self-distribution allowance to 100,000 barrels from the current 25,000.
Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 909 provides for, among other provisions, alternating proprietorships and contract brewing.
Before the Governor for action, House Bill 909 provides for, among other provisions, alternating proprietorships and contract brewing.
Failing to advance, House Bill 278 sought to increase the small brewery limit from twenty-five thousand barrels to one hundred thousand barrels before the brewery must use a wholesale distributor to distribute its products.
Failing initial committee consideration, House Bill 625 sought to provide that the self-distribution barrel limit does not include malt beverages sold to consumers at the brewery, authorize contract brewing agreements and further provide for alternating …More
House Bill 278 seeks to increase the small brewery limit from twenty-five thousand barrels to one hundred thousand barrels before the brewery must use a wholesale distributor to distribute its products.
U.S. Representative Brad Miller (D-NC) toured two small brewers in Raleigh, NC, recently, highlighting his support of the Small BREW Act.