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.
Congressman Bart Stupak recently signed on to sponsor HR 4278. Total co-sponsors of this Bill sits at 83.
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total co-sponsors of HR 4278 sits at 83.
Congressman Michael K. Simpson recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Co-sponsors of this bill now sit at 83.
California Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278. Total of co-sponsors for the Bill sits at 83.
Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278. Total of co-sponsors now sits at 80.
BA expresses significant concerns with HR 5034 and the affect this Bill would have on small brewers. Despite opposing the HR 5034 in the current form, the BA looks for more discussion with the NBWA and other industry members.
American Craft Beer Week resolution passed by the House.
Michigan Congressman Fred Upton recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278.
California Congresswoman Grace Napolitano recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278. There are now 75 sponsors of the Bill.
Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278.
Michigan Representative Dave Camp recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278. Total sponsor for the bill sits at 74.
Senator Kerry (MA) introduces small brewers bill, S. 3339.
Congress recognizes small brewers with Resolution.
Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278.
Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278.