Brewery in Planning

The Brewers Association has the educational resources and networking opportunities you need to start and operate a successful, quality oriented packaging brewery, taproom, or brewpub.

Membership Benefits

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.

State Brewers Guilds

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

Capitol Hill Education and 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.

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.


Members-Only Content On

Indicated with a lock icon in the menu, these pages feature exclusive content available to BA members only, including extensive industry statistical data, benchmarking information, presentation archives, and technical information.

The New Brewer® Magazine

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 20,000 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. Access to the Brewery Operations and Benchmarking Survey (BOBS) data, a comprehensive look into brewery operations data.

Professional Webinar Series: Collab Hour

Collab Hour is a live interactive webinar series featuring topics related to all aspects of brewing and the craft beer industry. Every event is recorded and available for replay in the presentations archive.

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 or visit the online store to add to your collection.

IRI Group Discounts

Discounts on beer sales market reports through the IRI Group.

Supply Chain 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.

Craft Beer Marketing/Events

Press Release and event promotion, brewery features and more. Visit


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

Media Liaison/Industry Representation

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

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 on conference registration fees. Mingle with industry peers, gain knowledge from seminars and see what over 700 suppliers have to offer 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 60,000 beer enthusiasts.

World Beer Cup®

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

Member Directory Listing

Members are listed in the Brewers Association online member directories.

The New Brewer Magazine

Published bimonthly, this periodical 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.

Member Decal

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

Membership Dues

Not in Production U.S. Membership International Membership
0 bbls $225 $235

What Others are Saying:

“The Brewers Association provides a tremendous amount of technical resources for the independent craft brewer. The Technical Committee and its associated subcommittees are made up of volunteers from membership breweries from across the country. These committees work hard to provide resources of value that have relevance for breweries of all sizes. These are a delivered through a variety of outlets, including The New Brewer, BA Forum, BA website, and the Craft Brewers Conference.”

Jason Perkins, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME

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