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.
Signed into law, Senate Bill 1333 modifies the definition of “small brewer” to mean a brewer who manufactures less than 65,000 barrels of beer annually. Previously, a “small brewer” was defined as one who …More
Passing the legislature, House Bill 1035 seeks to extend the existing mixed beverage gross receipts tax of 13.5% to low-point beer.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 411 authorizes the sale and sampling of beer at licensed breweries between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Passing the Senate, S.B. 411 authorizes the sale and sampling of beer at licensed breweries between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 1686 increases the excise tax rate on alcoholic beverages and exempts them from sales tax. The excise tax on each barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45.00.
Voters approved State Question 792, allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine, effective on October 1, 2018. The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma is planning to challenge of the constitutionality …More
The Oklahoma Attorney General has clarified a provision of the previously enacted S.B. 424 in an opinion which clears the way for craft brewers to sell high-point beer for both on- and off-premises consumption.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 424 authorizes a brewer to sell beer produced by the brewer to consumers on the premises of the brewery.
Agreed in conference committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68 would establish a ballot initiative that would affect issues related to common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers, the operation of brewery-owned branches …More
Signed by the Governor, S.B.1239 requires low-point beer and alcohol excise taxes to be paid electronically.
Passing the House in an amended version, Senate Joint Resolution 68 has been sent to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences. Among other provisions, SJR 68 would prohibit any common ownership …More
Passing the Senate, S.B.1239 requires low-point beer and alcohol excise taxes to be paid electronically.
Gaining approval from the House Rules Committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption …More
Passing the Senate, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption of this provision, maintain …More
With House-Senate conference committee members unable to agree on a mutually acceptable bill, Senate Bill 688 has failed to advance. The bill sought to require low-point beer manufacturers and wholesalers who assign a brand extension …More