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2022 World Beer Cup® Winners Announced

Over 10,000 entries from 57 countries compete for recognition in the world’s most prestigious professional beer competition Minneapolis – The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small independent craft brewers – has announced the results of the largest international commercial beer competition, the 2022 Beer World Cup […]

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Announcing the 2022 Brewers Association Industry Awards Winners

Sam Hendler, Steve Hindy, Annette May, Karl Ockert and Ramon Tamayo receive honors Boulder, Colorado. – The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers – announced the winners of its 2022 Industry Awards this week. Five members of the brewing community were recognized and awarded for their […]

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Hiring Bias: It’s More Subtle Than You Think

Bias, namely unconscious or implicit bias, has been a hot topic among social scientists, in the public sector, and for businesses of all sizes in recent years. However, most of the everyday conversations about bias that I have come across in the craft brewing community tend to focus on cultural bias– that is, relying on […]

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Craft beer industry on course for recovery in 2022

Reviewing the latest production report from the Brewers Association, I found myself glossing over data showing the craft beer industry was trending toward pre-pandemic growth, ruminating on the idea that one of the top 50 major craft breweries in the country had never made alcoholic beer. Athletic Brewing Co., a pioneer in the world of […]

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The Brewers Association Announces Its First Mentor of Year Award Winners

the Brewers Association (BA), the non-profit professional association dedicated to small independent American craft brewersannounced the recipients of its first Mentor of the Year Award: Annette May and Ramon Tamayo. “Through the broader mentorship program and our wonderful volunteer mentors, we are moving the needle forward in the craft beer community by providing people with […]

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Brewers Association Announces First Mentor of the Year Award Recipients

BOULDER, Colo. – The Brewers Association (BA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers, has announced the recipients of its first Mentor of the Year Award: Annette May and Ramon Tamayo. “Through the larger mentorship program and our wonderful volunteer mentors, we are moving the needle forward in […]

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Brewers Association Announces Inaugural Mentor of the Year Award

Annette May and Ramon Tamayo recognized for their exceptional inspiration and leadership The Brewers Association (BA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers, today announced the recipients of its first Mentor of the Year Award: Annette May and Ramon Tamayo. “Through the larger mentorship program and our wonderful volunteer mentors, we […]

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Brewers Association publishes CBC entry requirements for 2022; Partnership with CLEAR for proof of vaccination or negative test results

Brewers Association publishes CBC entry requirements for 2022; partners with CLEAR for proof of vaccination or negative test results | Brewed […]

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Brewers Association names 3 Colorado breweries in top 50

(NEXSTAR) – Did you open a cold one last year? Chances are, if you did, it was from a small independent craft brewer. Last year alone, these craft brewers produced nearly 25 million barrels of beer, according to a new report from the Brewers Associationthe trade association that represents small independent craft brewers in the […]

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Brewers Association Announces Top 50 Producing Craft Breweries for 2021; 3 From PA To Do List

It looks like craft beer is bouncing back positively from the 2020 pandemic. The Brewers Association has released its list of top-producing craft breweries for 2021. And in the reportthey found that “the overall beer market grew by 1% in volume in 2021. The retail dollar value was estimated at $26.9 billion, representing 26.8% market […]

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Craft Brewing Industry Annual Production Report

Boulder, Colorado. — The Brewers Association (BA) — the trade association representing small and independent1 America’s Craft Brewers today released annual production figures for the craft brewing industry in the United States.2 In 2021, small independent brewers collectively produced 24.8 million barrels of beer and achieved 8% growth3bringing the overall craft beer market share by […]

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Brewers Association focuses on craft brewery human resource programs with new hire

I can assume that for many craft breweries frequenting this site, your HR department consists of the owner or other manager who simply turns their hat to the side that says “HR”. Too bad because small organizations, especially those that involve taxing physical activity and/or alcohol consumption on site, could really use such a department. […]

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Brewers Association Releases 2021 Rankings of Top 50 Craft Breweries by Volume; Athletic, Fiddlehead Vault in the leaderboards

The Brewers Association (BA) also released its 2021 ranking of the top 50 craft breweries by sales volume, in addition to sharing that craft brewer volumes grew by +8% last year. The top five brewers remained stable, ranked in order: DG Yuengling, Boston Beer Company, Sierra Nevada, Duvel Moortgat and Shiner maker […]

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Brewers Association’s SAVOR event breaks out of the ordinary after two-year hiatus

SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is unlike any craft beer event. It’s a sensory adventure that answers the tantalizing question: what if we pair some of the best craft brewers with some of the best chefs for a single night of culinary bliss? After a two-year hiatus, the Brewers […]

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How to have more inclusive and effective meetings

“That meeting could have been an email.” You’ve probably seen this meme if you spend time on social media. It refers to a fact that has only become more apparent since more and more of us are working remotely. Meetings can be more or less productive, depending on how they are conducted. However, one dynamic […]

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USDA-ARS Releases New View on Aroma Hop Strain

The United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has officially released a new public variety of hops. Hops formerly known as USDA-ARS Experimental Line 2006009-074 has been renamed “Vista”. Vista joins Triumph, released in 2019, as the newest public hop variety released from the USDA-ARS research station in Corvallis, Oregon. According to […]

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Brewers Association is updating its beer style guidelines, so take note of these changes

the Brewers Association (BA) — the non-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers — recently released its Beer Style Guidelines for 2022. Reviewed and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers, beer judges and competition organizers and celebrate the great diversity of beer around the […]

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Brewers Association updates beer style guidelines for clarity

No new styles added this year, updates focus on refreshing existing styles Boulder, Colorado.– The Brewers Association (BA) – the non-profit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers – today released its beer style guidelines for 2022. Reviewed and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a resource model for brewers. , […]

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The Brewers Association’s 2022 Style Guidelines Finally Acknowledge the IPA’s Biggest Modern Problem: Hop Burn

Today, the Colorado-based Brewers Association, the trade group for the American independent beer industry, published its annual update to the living document which is its beer style guidelines. Each year, the headlines generated by updating style guidelines usually revolve around the introduction of new styles or changes to descriptions of iconic beer styles – changes […]

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Here’s Your 2022 Brewers Association Board of Directors with Maui Brewing’s Garrett Marrero as Chair

the Brewers Association — the non-profit professional association dedicated to small and independent American Brewers – announced its 2022 Board of Directors, with five new representatives to the 21-person board. Garrett Marrero, CEO and co-founder of Maui Brewing Company (Kihei, Hawaii), begins his tenure as Chairman of the Board. Marrero has served on the board […]

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Bergenbier GM elected president of the Romanian Association of Brewers

Members of the Romanian Brewers Association elected mihai voicu as president. Voicu is the managing director of Bergenbier SA, one of Romania’s largest brewing companies, part of the Molson Coors group. Mihai Voicu succeeded Paul Barnett, the president of Ursus Breweries, who had chaired the Romanian Brewers Association since June 1, 2021. “I am honored […]

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Bergenbier GM elected president of the Romanian Brewers Association

Members of the Romanian Brewers Association elected mihai voicu as president. Voicu is the managing director of Bergenbier SA, one of Romania’s largest brewing companies, part of the Molson Coors group. Mihai Voicu succeeded Paul Barnett, the president of Ursus Breweries, who had chaired the Romanian Brewers Association since June 1, 2021. “I am honored […]

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Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia Releases 2021 Annual Report – Canadian Beer News

HALIFAX, N.S. – Nova Scotia Craft Brewers Association (CBANS) has announced the release of its annual craft beer report for 2021, a year in which it says the industry “has experienced rapid growth due to strong consumer demand”, but is also facing to “increasing challenges and concern that government and regulators don’t seem to be […]

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Bullet Policy Change Extension Update

The Brewers Association continues to engage where possible on brewery supply chain issues. Over the past few months, can issues have been a top concern for staff. In late 2021, the association provided an update on Ball Corporation’s new order quantity and warehousing policies. This was followed by an update in early January on Ball’s […]

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Notes from the Brewers Association CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective is still a craft brewery by its definition

Are beer nerds still miffed when they hear about a great craft brewery that sells out? It sounds like a philosophical thought experiment. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is probably yes to both, but what even defines a […]

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The Brewers Association Mini-Grants Program helps fund and support DEI initiatives across the United States

BOULDER, Colo. – Since 2019, the Brewers Association has financially supported diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts through the DEI Mini-Grants Program (formerly known as the Diversity & Inclusion Event Grants Program). Grant recipients have used funds for marketing, to find panelists, to rent space and equipment for events, and to cover […]

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Brewers Association Says CANarchy Still Considered ‘Handcrafted’

The Brewers Association released a statement today following news that Monster Beverage Corp., makers of Monster Energy Drink hasacquired CANarchy Craft Beer Collective. Monster Beverage is a multi-billion dollar consumer company, with over 3,000 employees and $4.6 billion in revenue in 2020. Does this acquisition rob the 6th largest (collective) craft brewery of its designation? […]

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Brewers Association Receives U.S. Department of Labor Training and Education Grant for Second Consecutive Year

the Brewers Association (BA) announced yesterday that the professional organization, for the second consecutive year, has received the award Susan Harwood Training Program Grant, a Competitive Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide training and education resources. The $132,664 grant will be used to revise existing content […]

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Cleveland brewer named head of Master Brewers Association

CLEVELAND — Cleveland master brewer Andy Tveekrem is a big shot in the craft brewing world. He started home brewing in his late twenties and eventually turned his passion into a goal and co-founded Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City from Cleveland in 2011 and Nano Brew Cleveland in 2012. What do you want to […]

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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Brewers Association Launch Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program

CONCORD, New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Pollution Prevention Program, with assistance from the New Hampshire Brewers Association, has launched a new program to recognize environmental leaders in the craft beverage industry. The new Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program expands on the work the Pollution Prevention Program has […]

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Have a great year in beer

The Brewers Association looks back on a year marked by both recovery and healing, as well as new challenges and disruptions Boulder, Colorado.—With 2022 on the horizon, the Brewers Association (BA) takes a look back at a year filled with new growth, economic relief, supply chain disruption and innovation. In 2021, the sales tide has […]

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Five questions for Julia Herz on her return to the Brewers Association

When browsing through a list of craft beer luminaries who have had the most significant impact on the industry, names like Charlie Papazian, Michael Jackson, Garrett Oliver, Kim Jordan, Ken Grossman, Sam Calagione, Natalie and Vinny Cilurzo are often quick to fall. language. However, for the average beer drinker, Julia Herz is a name that […]

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Local brewer elected to the National Brewers Association | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — The founder of a small beer brewery in downtown Winchester was elected in the national election Brewers Associationboard of directors. Holly Redding, co-owner of Winchester Brewery at 320 N. Cameron St., was chosen in late November to represent the taproom breweries board of directors for the nonprofit that has more than 5,400 members. […]

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Julia Herz Joins Brewers Association as Executive Director of American Homebrewers — New School Beer + Cider

Nonprofit Trade Association of American Craft Breweries Brewers Association(BA) have rehired Julia Herz, former Director of the Craft Beer Program, in a new role as Executive Director of the American Homebrew Association®(AAH). Herz was fired from the BA in June 2020, part of a major round of COVID-19-related layoffs that has rocked the industry and […]

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Ball Customer Discount Program | Brewers Association Industry Update

Brewers Association technical staff, supply chain sub-committee and senior management have been monitoring the movements of foil packaging. There is a new dynamic that we would like to inform you about today. Members of the Brewers Association who were previously supplied directly through Ball Corporation are advised that the minimum order, if supply is available, […]

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In town: the association of craft brewers offers a calendar

Lillie-Beth Brinkman Members of the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma have developed a unique local holiday gift that will give you a sample of local beers across the state. But you’ll need to act fast — the Oklahoma Craft Beer Advent Calendar will only be sold out Nov. 10-18, and numbers are limited to 300. […]

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Brewers Association diversity study confirms brewery owners are overwhelmingly white and male

According to the latest study by Brewers Association. The BA recently published the results of what it describes as a demographic audit of brewery ownership. It looked at a sample of 500 craft breweries across the country, which represents about 5.6% of the nearly 8,900 breweries operating in 2020, according to the BA. Although this […]

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Launch of the survey on the use of raw materials

The turmoil in the beer supply chain over the past year and a half has created many challenges for breweries of all sizes. Fortunately, the supply shortages did not extend to the two main raw materials for beer: malt and hops. While there have certainly been disruptions in the shipping and transportation of some raw […]

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How the Brewers Association helps breweries reduce their carbon footprint

Brewing beer requires a significant amount of resources, including water, and creates waste. The Brewers Association offers sustainability tools to breweries to improve the process all around. Breweries using the tools have reduced carbon emissions and water consumption and saved money. This article is part of a series called “Partners for a Sustainable Future,” describing […]

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Release of New Brewers Association salary and HR data, plus supplement

This post is designed as an accompaniment to the recently published human resources (HR) and salary benchmark data from the Brewers Association (BA). This data aggregates member-provided data on salaries, bonuses and benefits for a variety of positions commonly found in breweries. The data was aggregated both by business model (upholstery, brewery and production), as […]

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2021 Great American Beer Festival® Winners Announced

290 medals awarded to 265 breweries in the world’s largest commercial beer competition Boulder, Colorado • September 10, 2021 – The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 290 medals to 265 breweries across the country during the 2021 edition Great American Oktoberfest (GABF) awards ceremony in the biggest competition to date. The best beers in 97 beer […]

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Brewers Association CEO: ‘It’s time to wake up’; BA and industry organizations launch Brewing Respect and Unity coalition to tackle harassment

Brewers Association (BA) President and CEO Bob Pease today announced the formation of the Brewing Respect and Unity (BRU) Coalition to combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the coffee industry. beer. “COVID-19 is not the only disease that has afflicted our communities, harmed our businesses and our employees,” Pease said in the […]

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What about the Twelve Packs?

I was speaking with a major retailer recently and they mentioned that one of the most common questions they get from brewers right now is, “What are your plans for 12-packs in the future?” While I can’t find out what retailers are planning for spring resets, I thought I’d do a quick mini-post with three […]

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Support employee mental health and well-being

From the Tap: Thoughts from the Taprooms Committee As a (very) small business owner, like many of you, I face ownership and operating challenges on a daily basis, sometimes alone, in our brewery and bar, Lake Anne Brewery in Reston, Virginia. Although our amazing team of 18 people run our business and often feel more […]

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New York State Brewers Association Hosts BriteVibes Festival Summer Party

The virus reproduces in some places, but we vaccinated CBBTravelers remain enthusiastic about enjoying summer events when it’s still considered cool to do. Anyone interested in a roadie to the Brite Vibes Festival September 4? This is a one-day event celebrating all things New York State: craft beer, food, musicians, artists and more, created by […]

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Brewers Association Cookie Policy – Brewers Association

This cookie policy describes how Brewers Association Inc. (collectively, “Brewers Association,” “we,” “we,” Where “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies through the following websites www.CraftBeer.comwww.BrewersAssociation.org, www.HomebrewersAssociation.org, www.homebrewcon.org, www.SavorCraftBeer.com, www.GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com, www.CraftBrewersConference.com, www.WorldBeerCup.org, www.BrewersPublications.comand any other website operated by the Brewers Association (each, a “Site”); or using the following mobile apps: the Brew Guru app, the Craft […]

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Brewers Association Board Position Gives Brewery Vivant National Executive Platform

Kris Spaulding, co-owner and president of the Grand Rapids-based company Living Brewery, has long advocated for sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion in the local brewing community. Now she has a bigger platform to promote company values. Earlier this month, Spaulding was elected to serve as the pub brewery’s representative on the Brewers Association Board […]

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California Breweries Launch Statewide Beer Collaborative for California Craft Brewers Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Breweries is launching a special statewide collaboration to benefit the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), the nonprofit trade organization representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California. “As we navigate the pandemic and look to the future, the CCBA is launching a celebratory, unifying beer that any […]

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Ohio Craft Brewers Association releases economic impact study (11% decrease in craft beer production volume in 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed years of steady growth for Ohio’s craft brewing industry, according to Ohio Craft Brewers Associationthe biennial economic impact study. The state’s independent craft breweries were responsible for a total economic impact of $880.7 million in 2020, down from the $967.1 million generated in 2018. The study, commissioned by the association […]

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USDA Releases 2021 Hops Plantation Report

Industry Updates Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Bart Watson Economist Economist Bart Watson, Chief Economist of the Brewers Association, is a stats geek, beer lover and Cicerone® certified. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where, in addition to his dissertation, he completed a comprehensive survey of Bay […]

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Brewers Association Launches Initiatives to Combat Sexual Harassment and Receives Second Complaint

As allegations of sexual harassment, assault and other workplace hostilities continue to surface on social media, the Brewers Association (BA) on Wednesday announced several initiatives to address the seemingly pervasive toxicity in the craft beer industry. violence-based violence in the craft brewing community, as well as ongoing conversations about inequity, discrimination and injustice more broadly, […]

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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week May 10-16

Press Releases Link to article May 4, 2021 Support small, independent American craft breweries with on-site purchases What The 15th edition American Craft Beer Week® returns May 10-16. National Beer Day, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers – encourages beer lovers to visit […]

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Ohio Breweries Launches Statewide Fundraiser for Ohio Craft Brewers Association

Ohio Breweries Give Heart Statewide collaborative beer to benefit nonprofit brewing industry advocates. Columbus, Ohio – 70 Ohio breweries are gearing up to celebrate American Craft Beer Week next month with a special statewide collaboration beer. From the Heart is a fundraising beer benefiting the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA), the nonprofit […]

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Brewers Association releases craft brewery production report for 2020, volume and market share down

Yesterday the Brewers Association (BA) — the professional association representing small and independent1 US Craft Brewers – released annual production figures for the US craft brewing industry. 2 In 2020, small independent brewers collectively produced 23.1 million barrels of beer and realized a decline of 9%,3 reducing the overall craft beer market share by volume […]

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Beer Industry Production Survey 2020: FAQs

Insights and Analysis Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Bart Watson Economist Economist Bart Watson, Chief Economist of the Brewers Association, is a stats geek, beer lover and Cicerone® certified. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where, in addition to his dissertation, he completed a comprehensive survey of […]

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Craft Brewing Industry Production Report 2020

Figures reveal record number of breweries in operation, first drop in production in modern craft era Boulder, Colorado. — The Brewers Association (BA) — the trade association representing small and independent1 America’s Craft Brewers today released annual production figures for the craft brewing industry in the United States.2 In 2020, small independent brewers collectively produced […]

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Registration opens for Homebrew Con on April 6

Fermentation fans of all skill levels will gather for 43rd annual homebrewing conference June 17-19 What Home brewers and fermentation enthusiasts across the country are invited to join the American Homebrew Association from June 17 to 19 for the 43rd Annual Homebrew Convention™—a three-day conference celebrating the art of brewing beer, making cider, mead and […]

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The Brewers Association Reveals America’s Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies for 2020

The Brewers Association published its annual list of the 50 largest craft breweries in the United States, and as always, it’s interesting to see new breweries sneak into the mix. These figures of course reflect the deeply damaging and difficult period that almost all breweries have experienced during the pandemic-scarred year of 2020, which particularly […]

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Brewers Association Reveals List of Top 50 Craft Breweries for 2020 Thefullpint.com

(Boulder, CO) – The Brewers AssociationOpens in a new window—the non-profit professional association dedicated to small and independent Opens in a new window US Brewers — today released its annual list of the top 50 producing craft breweries and all breweries in the United States, based on beer sales volume. Of the 50 largest breweries, […]

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Brewers Association Releases 2021 Beer Style Guidelines

New categories include Kentucky Common Beer, New Zealand-Style Pale Ale and India Pale Ale, Belgian-Style Session Ale Boulder, Colorado.—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting small, independent craft brewers in the United States—released its 2021 Beer Style Guidelines today. Revised and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as […]

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Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association Launches Website

The Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) launched its website today in partnership with OKC-based company Friday Studio. The new website will offer a clean, modern design, easy navigation, and helpful tools and resources for association members, craft beer enthusiasts, and those looking to explore the state’s craft beer scene. As you […]

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Brewers Association Board Begins 2021 Term

Boulder, Colorado.—The Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers, today announced its 2021 Board of Directors, adding four new representatives to the 20-person board. Dan Kleban, co-founder of Maine Beer Company (Freeport, Maine) remains chairman of the board for a second term. He has served on the board of directors […]

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Brewers Association Announces Mentorship Program

The 12-week program aims to nurture emerging craft beer professionals Boulder, Colorado. • January 7, 2021—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers—announced today the launch of its mentorship program. The program aims to increase the diversity of the workforce, leadership and ownership of small independent craft breweries by […]

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Book Review: Beer and Racism

This Insights & Analysis article will be a first for this blog: a book review. The book, Beer and Racism: How Beer Got White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It by Nathaniel Chapman and David Brunsma was released in October as part of Bristol University Press’ Sociology of Diversity series. The book […]

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Brewers Association Receives Susan Harwood Grant from Department of Labor

OSHA grant awarded for the development of safety training for the maintenance of draft beer lines Boulder, Colorado. • October 21, 2020 – The Brewers Association (BA) – the trade association representing small independent American craft brewers – received a grant from the Susan Harwood Training Program through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

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Craftsmanship is key to beer selection

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the retail landscape in the United States, transforming shopping in 2020 and likely for years to come. These changes are causing retailers to reconsider their store selection and layout as they seek to stay relevant and adapt to changing shopping behaviors. While there are likely many possible tweaks […]

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Affinity and Rebate Program – Brewers Association

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Marc Sorini joins the Brewers Association as General Counsel

Veteran liquor lawyer brings decades of experience at critical time for craft beer Boulder, Colorado • July 6, 2020– The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers – today announced the hiring of Marc Sorini, JD, as its first-ever in-house general counsel. Sorini has been an advocate […]

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2020 Mid-Year Craft Beer Trends

The first half of 2020 has been like no other, both for the world at large and on a much smaller level, for the craft brewing community. The Brewers Association (BA) has been measuring these differences at different times since mid-March, but now that we’re halfway through the year, we’d like to get a more […]

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Brewers Association Names 2020 Industry Award Recipients

Oscar Wong (Highland Brewing Co.), Brendan McGivney (Odell Brewing Co.) and Adam DeBower (Austin Beerworks) receive honors Boulder, Colorado. • June 30, 2020 — The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers – today announced the winners of its 2020 industry awards. Three members of the brewing […]

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Black is beautiful | Brewers Association Update

Industry Updates Link to article June 17, 2020 Black lives matter. Black breweries and dark beer lovers contribute so much to the craft brewing community and we are all better off when we are all valued, respected and have equal access to opportunity. We all have a lot to do to raise awareness and eradicate […]

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The National Independent Beer Run Day returns on July 3

This Independence Day, Don’t Forget Independent Craft Beer Boulder, Colorado. • June 16, 2020 – Ahead of the biggest holiday of the summer, Independence Day, the Brewers Association – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers – coordinates the second annual National Independent Beer Day alongside craft breweries nationwide. What One of […]

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Great American Beer Festival Pivots for 2020

America’s Biggest Annual Beer Contest Goes Ahead, Festival Will Happen Online Boulder, Colorado. • May 21, 2020 – The Great American Oktoberfest® (GABF), the nation’s largest beer festival and competition, will transform its 2020 event, originally scheduled for September 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, into an immersive online experience on October 16-17. […]

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Brewers Association Guide to Assessing Beer Aging

Industry Updates Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Quality Sub-Committee Brewers Association Brewers Association The Quality Subcommittee envisions a membership that consistently produces high quality beer. To this end, quality has been defined as: beer produced responsibly using safe ingredients, consistent brewing techniques and good manufacturing practices, which exhibits flavor characteristics that […]

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Brewers’ Association partners with Bottleshare on ‘Believe in Beer’ fund

Donations and requests for breweries in need are accepted until May 17 Boulder, Colorado. • April 24, 2020 – The Brewers Association (BA) – the trade association representing small independent American craft brewers – has partnered with bottle sharing—a non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to the craft beverage community—to create the Believe in Beer Fund to […]

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Brewers Association publishes annual growth report for 2019

Boulder, Colorado. • April 14, 2020 — The Brewers Association (BA) – the trade association representing small and independent1 America’s Craft Brewers today released annual growth figures for the craft brewing industry in the United States.2 In 2019, small independent brewers collectively produced 26.3 million barrels of beer and achieved just under 4% total growth3bringing […]

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Brewers Association Releases 2020 Beer Style Guidelines

Boulder, Colorado. • March 17, 2020 — The Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American brewers, has released its 2020 Beer Style Guidelines. Updated annually, the association’s guidelines reflect, wherever possible, historical significance, authenticity or high visibility in today’s commercial beer market, and are used by brewers and competition organizers of […]

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Sponsorship Events – Brewers Association

“CBC was an absolute blast! From the ease of settling in to the friendly staff, we always felt welcome. Not only did the show provide us with new networking opportunities with so many breweries around the world, but it also gave us stronger visibility and presence in the brewing world in hopes of expanding our […]

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Homebrew Con unites fermentation fanatics around the art of brewing

Home brewers of all skill levels gather in Nashville for the 42nd conference Early Bird Registration Begins March 10 WHATThe spotlight will be on home brewers and fermentation enthusiasts from June 18-20, as City host the 42nd Homebrew Con™ presented by the American Homebrew Association®. Some 2,500 expected attendees will gather for the three-day event […]

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Big year for small independent beers in 2019

Press Releases Link to article December 10, 2019 The Brewers Association looks back on the greatest moments in American craft beer Boulder, Colorado. • December 10, 2019 – As 2019 draws to a close, the Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers – takes a look back at […]

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Management of donation requests – Brewers Association

While you were writing a business plan for opening your dream brewery, you probably didn’t consider the number of charities that would contact you once you opened your doors asking for donations. like free beer, swag, gift certificates or just cash. As a small brewery just getting started, it can be overwhelming to manage all […]

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The Brewers’ Association and the U.S. Embassy Together Host a Beer Association Dinner in Berlin

Beer Pairing Dinner in Berlin The event will celebrate American craft beer in the growing German market Boulder, Colorado. • October 15, 2019 — The Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American brewers, and Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in Berlin, Robin S. Quinville, will host an […]

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The Brewers Association releases its 2018 Economic Impact Report

The craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 billion to the US economy, responsible for 559,545 jobs Boulder, Colorado. • September 25, 2019 — The craft brewing industry continues to be a strong contributor to the U.S. economy, as evidenced by the 2018 Economic Impact Report released today by the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated […]

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Brewers Association’s first craft beer documentary now available, breweries to host film screenings

What The Brewers Association has released its first short documentary, For the love of craftsmanship. The film peels off the label of what it means to be a craft brewer and reveals the true heart of the craft by showcasing the people behind it. From luminaries and icons of the craft world to industry newcomers, […]

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Educational Institution – Brewers Association

Brewers Association Membership The Educational Institutions Membership Class is designed to meet the needs of two- and four-year brewing programs, brewing certification programs, brewing schools, culinary programs, and accredited institutions offering brewing courses. . Membership provides benefits to the program as well as faculty and staff. *To register, select Allied Trade for membership type. Benefits […]

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Brewery in planning – Brewers Association

Brewers Association Membership The Brewers Association has the educational resources and networking opportunities you need to start and operate a successful, quality-focused brewpub, dining room or craft brewery. Benefits of Membership Government Affairs Tax savings Defense of the small brewer tax differential which allows small brewers to pay 60% less federal excise tax (up to […]