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.
H.B. 7516 would exempt from taxation the donation of alcoholic beverages to nonprofit organizations that are exempt from federal taxation under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
H.B. 7364 would authorize brewpub manufacturer’s licensees to sell at retail to certain holders of wholesale licenses at the licensed place by the manufacturer of the product of his or her licensed plant as well …More
Held in committee, House Bill 5380 would exempt from the sales and use tax the sale of beer and malt beverages at retail.
Held for further study, H.B. 6173 seeks to exempt from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.H
House Bill 5380 would exempt from the sales and use tax the sale of beer and malt beverages at retail.
H.B. 6173 seeks to exempt from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.
Signed into law, Senate Bill 3053 and House Bill 8100 authorize holders of an alcoholic beverage manufacturer license to sell an amount not in excess of thirty-six ounces (36 oz.) of malt beverage and four …More
Passing the House, House Bill 8100 would permit holders of a manufacture’s license to sell at retail alcoholic beverages manufactured by them known for on-site and off-site consumption in an amount not in excess of …More
Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 3053 seeks to allow the holder of an alcoholic beverage manufacturer license to sell an amount not in excess of thirty-six ounces (36 oz.) of malt beverage and four and …More
Senate Bill 2382 would permit holders of a manufacturer’s license to sell at retail alcoholic beverages manufactured on their location for on-site and off-site consumption.
Held in committee for further study, House Bill 7303 would allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises of a manufacturer (up to 72 ounces of malt beverages per day) and for the …More
House Bill 7303 would allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises of a manufacturer (up to 72 ounces of malt beverages per day) and for the sale of growlers for off-premise consumption.
Signed by the Governor, House Bill 7133 (the annual budget legislation) contains provisions reducing the excise tax imposed on all beverages manufactured, rectified, blended or reduced for sale in the state from $3.30 to $3.00 …More
Gaining initial committee approval, House Bill 7410 seeks to eliminate the requirement that sampling events may not be promoted 1 except on the licensed premises.