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

Support your local brewery logo
  • 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

SC Charitable Donation Bill Passes Senate

Passed by the Senate, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which …More

Brewers Association

SC Charitable Bill Moves

Amended in committee, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a …More

Brewers Association

Non-Profit Donations Bill Introduced in SC

Senate Bill 114 seeks to allow manufacturers or producers of beer, ale, porter, wine, or alcoholic liquors to donate their products and furnish equipment and representatives to dispense and promote their beverages to qualified nonprofit …More

Brewers Association

At Rest Bill Moves in South Carolina

Amended in the Senate following House passage, H.B. 3450 prohibits a beer wholesaler from delivering beer to a retail beer and wine permit holder unless the beer has been received and unloaded at its licensed …More

Brewers Association

SC Coupon Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 5245 provides that a manufacturer, brewer, importer, or retailer may offer or sponsor coupons and rebates to a consumer for the purchase of beer. Coupons and rebates include, but are …More

Brewers Association

Coupon Bill Introduced in SC

H.B. 5245 provides that a manufacturer, brewer, importer, or retailer may offer or sponsor coupons and rebates to a consumer for the purchase of beer. Coupons and rebates include, but are not limited to, retailer …More

Brewers Association

Warehousing Requirement Proposed in S.C.

Passing the House, H.B. 3450 would require beer, wine and liquor wholesalers to receive and unload product at a licensed wholesaler’s licensed premises within this state before delivery to a retail permit holder. Wine and …More

Brewers Association