Brewers Association (BA) membership connects you with the brewing community to help you succeed. More than 10,000 individual owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors and managers look to the BA to provide them with the services they need most.

Smart decisions will give your business the advantage. Becoming a BA member is no exception. Membership offers many benefits that can keep your brewery or business on the cutting edge.

Besides the detailed benefits below, members reap additional benefits like the following:

Brewing Quality

The industry enjoys a wealth of technical information. The BA compiles and produces resources and provides them to brewers to help you take your beer to the next level. Members also exclusively enjoy access to results from the Hops Usage Survey.

Pipeline Resources

Do you know your growers and the challenges they face? The BA aims to ensure the availability and quality of ingredients for craft brewers. We work hard to provide regular updates to members on supply chain and market trends.

Additional Benefits

*Membership category specific benefits are denoted in Dues Structure.

Government Affairs

Tax Savings

Defense of the small brewers tax differential that allows small brewers to pay 60 percent less federal excise tax (up to 60,000 barrels). That’s a savings of $11 per barrel. Coordination with state brewers associations on state excise tax proposals.

Regulatory Agency Liaison

Advocacy of a plan to reduce the number of excise tax reports a brewer under 7,000 barrels must file from 25 to four reports.

State Brewing Associations (Guilds)

Support of state brewers associations on state issues. Facilitation of interguild communication.

Capitol Hill Education and Promotion Events

Biannual craft beer education events for members of Congress and their staff. Communication with the House of Representatives Small Brewers Caucus.

Legislative Updates

Monthly updates on state, federal and court actions; also featured in The New Brewer.

Support Your Local Brewery

Grassroots issues activist network—see Support Your Local Brewery.


Members-Only Pages of

Indicated with a lock icon in the menu, these pages feature exclusive content available to BA members only, including extensive statistical data, presentation archives, technical information (covering hops, keg repatriation, and other topics), message boards and committee meeting minutes.

The New Brewer

Multiple free subscriptions to The New Brewer magazine for staff members and access to The New Brewer Online.

Brewers Association Forum

Multiple free subscriptions to the Brewers Association Forum, a daily, moderated email digest connecting you to more than 12,800 participating members.

Industry Statistics

Annual Beer Industry Production Survey reports the growth of craft beer industry; featured in the May/June issue of The New Brewer.

Professional E-Conference Series: Power Hour

Power Hour is an online, interactive teleconference series on regulatory, marketing and other information six times per year.

Export Development Program

Program funded by government grants to help sell American craft beer internationally. See the Exporting Beer section for more information.

Craft Brewing Fact Sheet

Biannual mailings of comprehensive analysis reports of the craft brewing community.

North American Brewery Update

Biannual communication of brewery openings and closings.

Beer Sellers Guide

Discounts on purchase of the American Craft Beer and Food and American Craft Beer Guides for training employees and customers.

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®

Registration discounts to our annual educational conference per person for the full conference rate. See conference website for pricing.

Brewers Publications

Discounts on pre-publication releases.

Symphony IRI Discounts

Discounts on beer sales market reports through Symphony IRI.

Craft Beer Marketing/Events – For Voting Members Only

Press Release and event promotion, brewery features and more.

American Craft Beer Week®

Promotion and coordination of American Craft Beer Week celebrating the success and community ties of craft breweries and beer lovers.


Seasonal craft beer and statistic press releases sent to share information on today’s small and independent craft brewers.

Media Liaison/Industry Representation

IIndustry representation and referrals to national and local media plus ability to request one state media list per year.

SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

The premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S held annually in Washington, D.C. SAVOR advances consumer awareness of beer and food culture and U.S. craft brewers. Visit

Beer Garden Coordination

Representation at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Nightclub & Bar and other special events designed to help brewers expand market share.

Networking, Communications & More

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®

Members save $500 on exhibitor booth fees. Receive exposure to over 7,000 industry owners and decision-makers at this annual event.

Great American Beer Festival®

Great American Beer Festival discounts for registration and judging fees up to $200 per entry and members-only ticket purchase. Exposure to 49,000 beer enthusiasts.

World Beer Cup®

The World Beer Cup is a biennial international beer competition celebrating beer excellence.

Member Directory Listing

Members are automatically listed in the Brewers Association online member directories

The New Brewer magazine

Published bimonthly, this publication delivers you in-depth industry information both in print or available anytime online.

Electronic Member Mailings

Updates on beer industry trends and information on BA events and projects.

AHA Member Deals

The AHA Member Deals is a customer-loyalty program driven by the American Homebrewers Association. Participation available to BA members.

AHA Rallies

American Homebrewers Association Rallies are a way to bring the homebrewing and craft brewing community together. Participation is available exclusively to BA members.

Access to Brewers Association Informational Services

Access to beer industry data from the BA library.

Member Decal

Member decal for breweries and businesses to display at your facility.

Zymurgy Magazine

One complimentary subscription to Zymurgy, the premium homebrewing and beer enthusiast magazine.

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