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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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Notice: Potential CO2 deficit available

The significant economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, along with related global economic trends, has significantly affected overall industrial manufacturing demand and production that leads to CO2 capture. Many industrial manufacturers have already idled their plants due to lower demand, leading to less access to CO2 for industrial gas suppliers. Some […]

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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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Smithsonian set to showcase brewery history

New display part of “FOOD: Transforming the American Table” The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will explore the history and industry of brewing in the United States in a new showcase located in the “FOOD: Transforming the American Table” exhibit beginning October 25. “FOOD: Transforming the American Table” is an existing permanent exhibit that […]

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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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Great American Beer Festival® 2019 adds new experiences for attendees

What For the 38th consecutive year, beer lovers will gather in Denver, Colorado, in Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the most important beer festival and competition in the country. This year’s GABF will offer 62,000 attendees the chance to choose from more than 4,000 beers from 800 planned breweries. When Thursday, 3rd October : 5:30 […]

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The brewers association uses Backbone Media for its public relations

Carbondale, Colorado – The Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers, has named Backbone media its reference public relations agency. “We are honored to have been selected by the preeminent trade organization in an industry that we fully support,” said Ian Anderson, Public Relations Manager and Partner at Backbone. “As […]

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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 […]

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Allied Trade – Brewers Association

Brewers Association Membership Members benefit from discounted registration and access to pre-sale tickets for major events like the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® and the Great American Oktoberfest®where you can market to and interact with other association members, both directly and through targeted advertising opportunities. Benefits of Membership Education Members-only content on BrewersAssociation.org Indicated […]

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Definition of Craft Brewer – Brewers Association

Statistics and data Independent Craft Brewer Seal An American craft brewer is a small independent brewer. Small Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (about 3% of annual sales in the United States). Beer production is allocated to a brewer under alternate ownership rules. Independent Less than 25% of the craft brewer […]

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State Guilds – Brewers Association

Government Affairs State Brewers Guilds and Associations are professional non-profit organizations formed to provide an effective and united voice to protect and promote the interests of brewers in a given state or region. All 50 states have some form of brewers guild. Many states also have regional or city guilds organized to address local issues […]

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Craft Beer Industry Market Segments

The Brewers Association defines a craft brewer as a small independent brewer. There are six distinct market segments for the craft beer industry: microbreweries, breweries, brewpubs, regional breweries, contract brewing companies, and alternate owners. Microbrewery A brewery that produces less than 15,000 barrels of beer per year and sells 75% or more of its beer […]

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CraftBeer.com – Brewers Association

Programs CraftBeer.com is the Brewers Association’s award-winning website that captivates and educates beer lovers. CraftBeer.com’s mission is to tell stories about the people who make the heart of small independent brewing beat faster and the cities and businesses that support them. The website is entirely dedicated to independent American breweries. When it comes to marketing […]

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Who we are – For brewers and by brewers

Our goal: to promote and protect America’s craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. Nearly 6,000 U.S. brewers and 37,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by Allied Trade […]

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Board of Directors – Brewers Association

Who we are The Brewers Association was formed in 2005 through the merger of the Brewers Association and the Brewers Association of America. Our goal is to unify the combined 94-year history of service, and to promote and protect the interests of America’s craft brewing community. This merger of trade groups will allow the craft […]

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Brewers Association Declares July 3 National Independent Beer Race Day

Don’t Forget Independent Craft Beer This Independence Day Boulder, Colorado. – Honoring the spirit of summer and beer’s greatest holiday, the Brewers Association – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to America’s small, independent brewers – has declared July 3 National Beer Race Day. independent beer”. The celebration invites beer lovers to seek out the Independent […]

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Kudos to “America’s Best Beers”

zymurgia® The magazine announces the winners of the annual survey Boulder, Colorado. — Say hello to the best beer… stout and IPA! zymurgia magazine, the publication of American Homebrew Association (AHA)today unveiled the results of its 17and annual survey of the best beers in America. AHA members nominated and voted on bids from more than […]

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Michael Guitard – Brewers Association

What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the owner of Frogg’s Brewery in Marlborough, NH My wife and I have spent weekends and vacations with friends visiting craft breweries in New England, across the United States, and overseas. I met a […]

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Deb Loch – Brewers Association

What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the owner and brewmaster of Urban Growler Brewing Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota. I’ve been a home brewer since the 1990s. While vacationing in Minocqua, Wisconsin, I saw a brewer pull out some spent […]

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Brewers Publications Releases Updated Beer Quality Handbook (4th Edition)

Boulder, Colorado • April 16, 2019 — A delicious draft beer is a real treat, but the challenge is to ensure that the beer is enjoyed with all the freshness and flavor intended by the brewer. In an ongoing effort to educate and improve the quality of beer served, Brewers Publications® published an updated and […]

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Behind the Data: Craft Brewery Growth Methodology 2018

With the annual release of craft brewery growth figures, I thought it would be helpful to lay out as clearly as possible what the numbers represent and how our various key stats are calculated. If you are interested in the broader methodology of the beer industry production survey, I suggest you read one of the […]

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50 fastest growing American craft breweries in 2018

The Brewers Association Reveals America’s 50 Fastest-Growing Craft Breweries Boulder, Colorado.—The Brewers Association (BA)—the non-profit trade group representing small independent craft brewers—released its second annual list of the 50 fastest growing small independent brewers today1 craft brewing companies of 2018. Representing 27 states in the United States, these small independent breweries experienced a median growth […]

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Yuengling topped the Brewers Association’s list of Top 50 Craft Breweries; here’s who else made the cut | Food

Lancastrians know the importance of good beer. Recently, the Brewers Association published two lists of the 50 best brewing companies: one for craftsmanship and one for the best. The association based its listings on sales volume. Be considered a craft brewerya company must produce less than 6 million barrels of beer per year and be […]

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The Brewers Association’s Top 50 Beer Companies by Sales Volume – 2018

Boulder, Colorado.-The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade group representing small, independent craft brewers – today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft breweries and all breweries in the United States, based on volume of beer sales. Of the 50 largest breweries, 40 were small independent craft breweries.1 “Although the market […]

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Brewers Association 2018 Top 50 Breweries by Sales Volume • thefullpint.com

(Boulder, CO) – The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade group representing small, independent craft brewers – today released its annual lists of the Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies and Global Brewing Companies. in the United States, based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 beer companies, 40 were small independent craft beer […]

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Scott Davidson – Brewers Association

What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am a freelance marketing manager for Wiley Roots Brewery in Greeley, Colorado. I manage the brewery’s marketing and social media. I got into the craft beer industry as a home brewer. I founded the Fermentologists, […]

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Brewers Association Announces New Quality Trainer

Association News Link to article Link to author biography Writing By chuck skypeck Director of Brewery Technical Projects Director of Brewery Technical Projects Chuck joined the staff of the Brewers Association in 2013 after a long career as a craft brewer. He opened Tennessee’s first brewery, Boscos, in 1992. As owner and director of brewery […]

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Matt Gacioch, new sustainability ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) has announced that Matt Gacioch will take on the role of Sustainability Ambassador, replacing former Ambassador Ian Hughes. Gacioch will work with Quality Ambassador Neil Witte and Safety Ambassador Matt Stinchfield to bring attention to BA’s resources in their areas of expertise. As Sustainability Ambassador, Gacioch will promote the BA Sustainability […]

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The Brewers Association sits on the 2019 Board of Directors

Boulder, Colorado.—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American brewers—announced its 2019 Board of Directors, adding three new representatives to the 19-person board. Eric Wallace, co-founder and president of Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colo.), remains chairman of the board for a second term. He has served on the Board of […]

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Brewers Association Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Event Grant Program

Boulder, Colorado. — The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent America’s Brewers today launched a new grant program to fund local and regional events that intentionally promote and foster a more diverse and inclusive craft beer community. Fundraising priorities include events that increase craft beer access and awareness to new […]

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House Reintroduces Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Boulder, Colorado. – The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was reintroduced today in the United States House of Representatives by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) with the support of 14 original co-sponsors. The legislation was first introduced in 2015 to recalibrate federal excise taxes and streamline regulations on liquor […]

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Independent Craft Brewer Seal – Brewers Association

History of the Independent Craft Brewer Seal The Independent Craft Brewer Seal was launched on June 27, 2017 as a tool to identify breweries that meet the definition of a craft brewer. That day, 432 American craft breweries signed up to use it. Today, over 5,000 craft brewers representing over 85% of craft beer volume […]

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Brewers Association Presents Independent Craft Brewers Seal of Support

The new SupportIndependentBeer.com website has also been launched to provide resources and information Boulder, Colorado. – The Brewers Association (BA) – the non-profit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers – today announced the creation of a new seal exclusively for supporters of the American independent brewing movement. The Supporter Seal – which emulates […]

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Understanding OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301

Do you have your OSHA 300A publication deadline on your calendar? February 1, right? Maybe you missed it. Maybe you are new to the business. The Brewers Association Safety Sub-Committee would like to remind all breweries employing more than 10 full-time equivalent workers to the requirement to document all recordable work-related injuries or illnesses. According […]

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Brewers Association statement on Charlie Papazian exit

Boulder, Colorado. – As Founder and Past President Charlie Papazian turns 70 and officially leaves the Brewers Association on Wednesday, January 23, Bob Pease, President and CEO of the Brewers Association, released the following statement: “We wouldn’t be where we are today without Charlie Papazian. Armed with a vision, a mission and a passion to […]

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Association of Brewers | How the government shutdown is affecting breweries

Association News Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Katie Marisic director of federal affairs Director of Federal Affairs Katie Marisic is director of federal affairs at the Brewers Association. Based in Washington, DC, she plans and executes legislative, regulatory, and policy strategies to drive the association’s federal business presence on Capitol Hill. […]

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Association of Brewers | Business plan resources for breweries

Many discussions we have at the Brewers Association (BA) revolve around resources and ideas specific to the beer industry. We focus on technical brewing, sourcing the right ingredients, building a brand, marketing beers, passing OSHA inspections, and TTB compliance, among others. Yet there is a foundation for breweries, brewpubs and taprooms, which is the common […]

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Brewers Association Updates Definition of Craft Brewers to Drive U.S. Innovation

A key implication of the change is that a brewer will no longer need to have the majority of their beer volumes to be considered craft, which the association says will support innovation. The Brewers Association (BA) says that as craft brewers seek new sources of revenue and innovate in new areas, they are creating […]

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Brewers Association Board Updates: Craft Brewer Definition, Taproom Class, Political Action Committee

The Brewers Association Board of Directors took the next step in evolving the definition of craft brewers at its fourth quarter meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The definition review and update process began in the summer of 2018 with a survey to determine what products members are brewing. or may brew in the future, followed by […]

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The brewers association celebrates the year of the beer

2018 Year of Craft Beer Highlighted by Number of Landmark Breweries and Economic Impact Boulder, Colorado. – As craft brewers continue to make waves in an evolving market, the Brewers Association – the non-profit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers – examined the contributions, highlights and defining moments of the beer from the […]

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Association of Brewers | The growth of breweries is both urban and rural

As the number of farm and rural breweries has grown, I have recently received several inquiries about whether rural breweries have grown in popularity in recent years. In absolute terms, the answer is an unqualified yes, but that answer is quite unsatisfactory, since breweries have simply increased everywhere. So, prompted by a pointed question on […]

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The American Homebrewers Association celebrates 40 years of home brewing

Boulder, Colorado • December 6, 2018 – On Friday, December 7, the American Homebrew Association® (AHA) celebrates its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1978 by Charlie Papazian, the AHA has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community for four decades, serving tens of thousands of members, as well as the 1.1 million homebrewers nationwide, with events, […]

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Association of Brewers | A New Beginning in Washington, DC

Industry Updates Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Katie Marisic director of federal affairs Director of Federal Affairs Katie Marisic is director of federal affairs at the Brewers Association. Based in Washington, DC, she plans and executes legislative, regulatory, and policy strategies to drive the association’s federal business presence on Capitol Hill. […]

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The Brewers Association announces a new campaign: “It’s independence you taste”

National awareness campaign promotes independent craft brewers Boulder, Colorado.—To educate beer lovers about the craft brewing community and what it means to be independent, the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent craft brewers, is launching a new national awareness campaign, “That’s Independence You’re Tasting.” This integrated advertising campaign is part of […]

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The Great American Beer Festival® expands in 2018

More space and more to enjoy as beer lovers congregate in the Mile High City What For the 37th consecutive year, beer lovers will gather in Denver, Colorado, in Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the most important beer festival and competition in the country. This year’s GABF will offer 62,000 attendees the chance to sample […]

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Shannon Carter – Brewers Association

Member Profile Link to article June 25, 2018 What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am president of Shannon Brewery in Keller, TX. My grandfather was a brewer in Ireland, so beer and brewing are in my blood. I’ve been brewing most […]

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Zymurgy® Magazine Announces 2018 “America’s Best Beers”

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale takes the top spot for the second consecutive year Boulder, Colorado • June 21, 2018– The results are in ! For the second consecutive year, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale was named number one in the annual Best Beers in America survey driven by zymurgia magazine. Now underway in its 16th year, […]

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Demographic change among craft drinkers

What is the demographic of craft enthusiasts and how has it changed in recent years? As craft beer has grown, the total population of craft drinkers has certainly grown as well, but has it diversified? How? ‘Or’ What? Where? Before we dive into these questions, remember that how we define our field of inquiry changes […]

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Early 2018 Beer Style Trends

We are more than a third of the way through in 2018, and like every year in craftsmanship, the market continues to evolve. In this article, I wanted to check out the two style trends that Paul Gatza and I mentioned in our “State of the Industry” presentation at Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and see […]

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2018 Brewers Association Award Recipients

Since 1987, the Brewers Association has recognized individuals who inspire, champion and innovate within the craft brewing industry to an exceptional degree. These individuals, nominated by their peers, receive awards at the general session of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America. We are pleased to present our 2018 winners: Nancy Palm Tree Charlie Bamforth, […]

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Brewers Association Launches Independent Craft Brewer Seal Retail Program

Free point-of-sale material designed to help customers identify independent craft beer Boulder, Colorado.—As beer lovers vote with their dollars to support independent brewers, the Brewers Association equips on- and off-site retailers with free assets to activate the independent craft brewer seal and differentiate authentic independent craft beer from acquired brands by Big Beer. From top […]

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J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham Named First Diversity Ambassador at Brewers Association

Boulder, Colorado.—Continuing its commitment to diversity, the Brewers Association (BA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American craft brewers, today announced that it has hired J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph. .D. as its very first Diversity Ambassador. Similar to other BA ambassador roles, Jackson-Beckham will travel across the country to state guild and other […]

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7 CBC seminars for start-up breweries

Back in April, I published a rundown of the top 10 things startup breweries want to know, based on frequently asked questions. In keeping with that tradition, I have highlighted this year’s start-up seminars at Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America will be held in Nashville at the end of April. Start with the right […]

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Fastest growing craft breweries of 2017

Brewers Association unveils list of 50 small independent craft brewers in 25 states showing diversity of growth Boulder, Colorado. • April 10, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA) today released its inaugural list of the 50 fastest growing independent small businesses1 craft breweries in 2017. The median growth from 2016 to 2017 for these breweries was 216%; […]

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Analysis of the growth of craft breweries in 2017

Recently, I described the mechanics of developing growth numbers for our small independent craft breweries. Today I want to dig a little deeper into those numbers and try to describe the changing nature of craft growth in 2017. Anyone who has seen me present over the past few months will already know the main themes. […]

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Brewers Association Releases 2018 Beer Style Guidelines

New categories include three styles of Juicy or Hazy Ales Boulder, Colorado. • March 20, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting small, independent craft brewers in the United States—released its 2018 Beer Style Guidelines today. each year by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers, […]

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Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Brewing Companies of 2017 by Sales Volume

Boulder, Colorado.-The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade group representing small, independent craft brewers – today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft breweries and all breweries in the United States, based on volume of beer sales. Of the 50 largest breweries, 40 were small independent craft breweries.1 (SEE ALSO: 2018 […]

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5 Brewer’s Association Resources to Help You Brew Great Beer

If there’s one common principle that everyone in the beer industry shares, it’s the importance of ensuring the quality of every beer that reaches consumers. We often think of gleaming beakers and pristine white lab coats when the idea of ​​quality control comes up, but maintaining certain standards doesn’t necessarily require building a brewery or […]

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The Brewers Association announces the departure of Charlie Papazian

Father of home brewing, founder and innovator leaves lasting legacy after 40 years Boulder, Colorado • January 23, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting small, independent craft brewers in the United States—announced today that Founder and Past President Charlie Papazian will be leaving the Brewers Association on January 23, […]

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2017 craft beer review

Boulder, CO • December 13, 2017 – Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal – with over 2,700 craft brewers signed up – were all part of a pivotal year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, […]

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California BPA Update – Brewers Association

Industry Updates Link to author biography Writing By Paul Gatsa Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Paul Gatza is the Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division of the Brewers Association. Paul’s origin in the beer community began when he started brewing at home […]

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Study: 1.1 million Americans brew their own beer

View detailed infographic Home brewers are married, educated and geographically diverse Boulder, Colorado • November 6, 2017-According to recently released demographic data of American Homebrew Association (AHA)– the leading organization dedicated to advancing and educating people about the hobby of home brewing – there are currently 1.1 million people in the United States who brew […]

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An Economist’s Take on Take Craft Back

As you probably know, Take Craft Back launched the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever, aiming to raise $213 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev. The campaign notes that “it only seems impossible if you really think about it”. Well, my job is to really think things through, so here are some of those thoughts. First, let’s review […]

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The craft beer revolution is now a global phenomenon

Between 2015 and 2016, U.S. craft beer volumes grew by about 6%, with 2017 growth expected to be in the mid-single digit range, according to the Brewers Association. However, this slowdown is very much in line with what has happened in the US beer market, Pease told BeverageDaily at drinktec 2017 in Munich, Germany. “We […]

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Brewers Publications presents Session Beers: brewing for flavor and balance

Boulder, Colorado • September 5, 2017—Sharing a beer or two with friends is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose smooth strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated above all to balance and drinkability. The latest version of Brewers publications, Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance […]

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Ray Goodrich – Brewers Association

Member Profile Link to article Jul 17, 2017 What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am Marketing Director at Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem, NC I’ve always loved craft beer, so after several years as a producer for Fox Sports, I used my […]

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Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers

Boulder, Colorado • June 27, 2017—In an effort to educate beer lovers about independently produced beers, the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small independent craft brewers, has launched a new seal promoting the merits of independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic upside-down beer bottle shape, the seal captures […]

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Independence Matters: Introducing the Independent Craft Brewer Seal

Industry Updates Link to author biography Writing By Paul Gatsa Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Paul Gatza is the Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division of the Brewers Association. Paul’s origin in the beer community began when he started brewing at home […]

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Brewers’ association tackles beer diversity and marketing

The Brewers Association (BA) has updated its Advertising and Marketing Code and also formed a new Diversity Committee, as announced at the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America 2017®. These recent actions are closely tied to the BA’s goal to promote and protect America’s craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. […]

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American Society of Brewing Chemists and Brewers Association Collaborates on Instructional Videos

Association News Link to article Link to author biography Writing By chuck skypeck Director of Brewery Technical Projects Director of Brewery Technical Projects Chuck joined the staff of the Brewers Association in 2013 after a long career as a craft brewer. He opened Tennessee’s first brewery, Boscos, in 1992. As owner and director of brewery […]

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Steady growth for small independent brewers

The Brewers Association publishes 2016 statistics for the craft category Boulder, Colorado • March 28, 2017—The Brewers Association (BA) — the trade association representing small and independent1 US Craft Brewers – today released 2016 US craft brewing data2 growth. With more than 5,300 breweries in operation during the year, small independent craft brewers account for […]

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Kevin Doidge named Brewers Association sales manager

Boulder, Colorado • March 21, 2017—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers—has named Kevin Doidge as the organization’s new chief sales officer. “Kevin brings with him the perfect combination of experience, enthusiasm and insight as we work to expand our partnership commitment,” said Bob Pease, President and CEO, […]

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Brewers Association Craft Beer Year in Review 2016

A big year for small beers Boulder, Colorado • December 5, 2016—Reflecting on the significant impact of small independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers, reflected on the defining moments of beer in 2016. “In the face of many opportunities and challenges in 2016, […]

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Brewers Publications Presents Brewing Local: Beer Grown in the USA

A Guide to Exploring Local Flavors Using Grown and Foraged Ingredients by Stan Hieronymus; Foreword by Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione Boulder, Colorado • August 25, 2016—The growing hunger for locally sourced foods is not a trend that has been blind to beverages, including beer. And while Americans have been brewing beers using native ingredients […]

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On-site beer data and crafts

Most of the data reported in the media on beer comes from the outside. This makes sense for several reasons. First, offsite accounts for over 80% of total beer volume. Second, the data is easier to obtain, thanks to the magic of barcodes and sophisticated scanner systems. Onsite data exists, but POS systems are generally […]

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Small independent brewers continue to grow by double digits

Brewers Association releases annual growth figures for US craft brewers Boulder, CO • March 22, 2016—The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent1 US Craft Brewers Released 2015 US Craft Brewing Data Today2 growth. With more breweries than ever before, small independent craft brewers now account for 12% market share of the […]

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US Passes 4,000 Breweries – Brewers Association

Much of the beer world’s attention over the past week has focused on the Great American Oktoberfest. However, the week also marked another milestone in the resurgence of local American brewing, with the Brewers Association’s database surpassing 4,000 active breweries. Although specific figures of the 19and century are difficult to confirm, this is almost certainly […]

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Brewers Association reports big gains for small independent brewers

Mid-Year Measure Reveals Steady Growth in Craft Brewing Industry Boulder, Colorado • July 27, 2015— The craft brewing industry continued its strong growth in the first half of 2015, according to new semi-annual data released by the Brewers Association (BA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American artisans. brewers1. US craft beer production […]

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Brewers Association Membership – Brewers Association

Membership in the Brewers Association connects you with the brewing community to help you succeed. More than 10,000 owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors and managers turn to the BA to provide them with the services they need most. Smart decisions will give your business the edge. Becoming a BA member is no exception. Membership […]