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

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  • 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

WY Samplng and Sales Changes Become Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 13 specifies that a holder of a manufacturer’s license may dispense free samples at the site identified on the manufacturer’s license and that the manufactured product to be sampled or …More

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Adjacent Location Bill Advances in WY

Under Senate consideration after being amended in the House, House Bill 96 authorizes holders of a microbrewery permit to dispense malt beverages in areas adjacent to its site.

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Wyoming Considers Expanded Distribution Privileges

Among other provisions, Senate Bill 43 would allow a licensed malt beverage wholesaler to sell malt beverages to a retail liquor licensee or malt beverage permittee outside its designated sales territory if the malt beverage …More

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Satellite Location Bill Introduced in WY

House Bill 96 would authorize holders of a microbrewery permit to dispense malt beverages in areas adjacent to its site and provides for the dispensing of malt beverages at satellite locations.

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WY Governor Signs Homebrew Bill

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 62 loosens restrictions on allowing homebrew at beer festivals and provides exemptions from certain penalties.

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