Brewers association

Brewery in planning – Brewers Association

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 60,000 barrels). That’s a savings of $11 a barrel. Coordinating with state brewers associations on state excise tax proposals.

State Brewers Guilds

Support of state brewing associations on state matters. Facilitation of inter-guild 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

Network of activists on local issues – see Support your local brewery.

Brewing quality

The industry benefits from 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 get exclusive access to the results of the Hops Utilization Survey.


Members-only content on

Indicated by a padlock icon in the menu, these pages feature exclusive content for BA members only, including detailed industry statistical data, reference information, presentation archives and technical information.

The new brewer® Magazine

Several free subscriptions to The new brewer magazine for employees and access to The new brewer In line.

Brewers Association Forum

Multiple free subscriptions to the brewers association forum, daily moderated email digest connecting you to over 20,000 participating members.

Industry statistics

The Annual Beer Industry Production Survey reports growth in the craft beer industry; featured in the May/June issue of The New Brewer. Access to Brewery Operations and Benchmarking Survey (BOBS) data, a comprehensive overview of brewery operations data.

Professional e-Lecture Series: Power Hour

Power Hour is a series of interactive online conference calls on regulatory, marketing and other information. Each segment is recorded and available for download in the Power Hour Archive.

Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®

Registration discounts for our annual educational conference per person for the full conference fee. To see conference website for pricing.

Brewers publications®

Discounts on preprints or visit the online shop 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 promotion of events, brewery features and more. To visit


Seasonal craft beer and statistical press releases sent out to share information about today’s small independent craft brewers.

Media Liaison/Industry Representation

Industry representation and references to national and local media, plus the ability to request a list of state media per year.

SAVOR™: an American craft beer and culinary experience

The premier craft beer and food pairing event in the United States, held annually in Washington, DC, SAVOR educates consumers about America’s beer and food culture and craft brewers. To visit

Coordination of the beer garden

Representation at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, nightclub and bar and other special events designed to help brewers grow their market share.

Networking, communications and more

Craft Brewers Conference® and BrewExpo America®

Members save on conference registration fees. Meet industry peers, gain knowledge through seminars and discover what more than 800 suppliers have to offer at this annual event.

Great American Beer Festival®

Great American Beer Festival discounts for entry and judging fees up to $200 per entry and purchase of members-only tickets. Exposure to 60,000 beer lovers.

Beer World Cup®

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

Member Directory

Members are listed in the Brewers Association’s online member directories.

The new brewer Magazine

Published every two months, this periodical provides you with detailed information on the industry, both in printed form or available online at any time.

Electronic mailings to members

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

member sticker

Membership sticker for breweries and businesses to display in your establishment.

zymurgia Magazine

A free subscription to zymurgiathe premium magazine for home brewing and beer lovers.

Membership fees

Not in production Membership in the United States International Membership
0 barrel $195 $235

What others say:

“The Brewers Association provides an enormous amount of technical resources for the independent craft brewer. The Technical Committee and its associated sub-committees are made up of volunteers from member breweries across the country. These committees work hard to provide valuable resources that are relevant to breweries of all sizes. These are distributed through various outlets including The New Brewer, BA Forum, the BA website and the Craft Brewers Conference.

Jason PerkinsAllagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME

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