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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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The Brewers Association Top 50 ranking shows several changes for 2020.

The map of the top 50 craft brewers Brewers Association The craft brewing world’s annual report card was announced today as the Brewers Association released its ranking of the top 50 craft brewers by beer sales volume (excluding seltzer sales) for 2020. the aftermath of the beer industry’s most chaotic year since prohibition, the list […]

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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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Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma Launches Sleek New Website (Maybe Visit)

The Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association (CBAO) launched a new website last week 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 browse the […]

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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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Gen Z is coming of age with new preferences

In my last Collab Hour presentation, I mentioned that there was evidence that Gen Z (the generation that starts in the mid to late 1990s) shows different preferences than Millennials, especially regarding their relationship with the “local”. Based on the questions and comments at the end of the presentation, there was great interest (and some […]

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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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Brewers Association unites Maryland breweries for special collaboration series – Baltimore Sun

Free State craft breweries have teamed up to produce a unique series of collaborative beers to benefit the Brewers Association of Maryland, the premier industry and advocacy organization for these producers. Called The Collab Project, this new initiative pairs more than 25 breweries with four different limited-run beers. Brewers Association executive director Kevin Atticks said […]

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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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Brewers association shares complaint and redress process for code of conduct violations

A month after launching its code of conduct for members, the Brewers Association (BA) shared its complaint and disciplinary process at a town hall on Tuesday. “We’re interested in creating a process that provides education and self-remediation – we’re not looking to punish, to chop heads off,” said BA board member Wynne […]

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Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association Hires New Executive Director

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) has appointed Tabbi Burwell as Executive Director, effective August 1, 2020. The association is one of 49 others nationwide supporting their state craft breweries through through fundraising, advocacy and governance, events and craft beer promotion. . Prior to joining CBAO, Burwell spent […]

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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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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 shares 2019 ranking of America’s Top 50 Craft Breweries

The Brewers Association (BA) yesterday published its annual ranking of the top 50 craft brewers depending on sales volume. The top nine remain unchanged from last year’s rankings, but Artisanal Brewing Ventures – the parent company of Southern Tier, Victory and Sixpoint – overtook Deschutes Brewery for tenth place, propelling the Bend-based […]

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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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Craft brewery marketing and branding ‘more important than ever’, says Brewers Association chief economist

As the number of American breweries has grown to around 8,000 and competition has intensified between these companies for consumers, it may be time to pull the lever on advertising, especially as they begin to compete with a growing number of local wineries and distilleries. “In a world of intense competition, marketing […]

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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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Federal Affairs and Ongoing Initiatives

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Congress included $28.6 billion in the U.S. bailout for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to create and administer the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide additional relief to hospitality businesses that derive the majority of their income from direct sales to consumers, on site. Sales. The language is derived from the RESTAURANTS […]

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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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Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines

The Brewers Association beer style guidelines are compiled by the Brewers Association, copyright: 1993 until 2021 inclusive. With the assistance and review of the Style Guidelines Committee by Chris Swersey, Paul Gatza, Chuck Skypeck, Kaylyn Kirkpatrick, Chris Williams, Andrew Sparhawk, Dan Rabin, and suggestions from the judges of The Great American Beer Festival® and the […]

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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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Brewers Association Political Action Committee

Government Affairs A Political Action Committee (PAC) is a transparent, legal, and federally controlled way for trade associations like the Brewers Association to pool members’ campaign contributions and donate funds that support candidates. federal functions that represent the interests of small independent brewers. Established in 2019, the Brewers Association PAC supports federal election candidates, regardless […]

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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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US Brewers Association defends proposals to change definition of craft brewers

The move would allow craft brewers to be more innovative, he argues, and reflect the evolution of the category. Essentially, the Brewers Association is considering changing the definition of a “craft brewer” from a “small, independent and traditional” brewery to a “small and independent”, removing or revising the traditional part of the equation. . “We […]

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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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Don’t panic! Checklists are your friend

Industry Updates Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Graham Rausch Brewers Association Brewers Association Graham Rausch is member engagement coordinator at the Brewers Association and moderator of the BA Forum. He works to provide help, resources and support to breweries in his area. Graham started with the Member Services team in 2014, […]