Brewers Association



Tax Savings

Defense of the small brewers tax differential that allows small brewers to pay 60 percent less federal excise tax (up to 60k barrels). That's a savings of $11 per barrel. Coordination with state brewers associations on state excise tax proposals.

Regulatory Agency Liaison

Advocacy of a plan to reduce the number of excise tax reports a brewer under 7,000 barrels must file from 25 to 4 reports.

State Brewing Associations (Guilds)

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

Capitol Hill Education and Promotion Events

Biannual craft beer education events for members of Congress and their staff. Communication with the House of Representatives Small Brewers Caucus.

Legislative Updates

Monthly updates on state, federal and court actions; also featured in The New Brewer.

Support Your Local Brewery

Grassroots issues activist network—see Support Your Local Brewery.


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Features exclusive content available to BA members only, including extensive statistical data, presentation archives, technical information (covering hops, keg repatriation, and other topics), message boards and committee meeting minutes.

The New Brewer

Free multiple subscriptions to The New Brewer magazine for staff members and access to The New Brewer Online.

Brewers Association Forum

Free multiple subscriptions to the Brewers Association Forum, a daily, moderated email digest connecting you to more than 12,800 participating members.

Industry Statistics

Annual Beer Industry Production Survey reports the growth of craft beer industry; featured in the May/June issue of The New Brewer.

Professional E-Conference Series: Power Hour

Power Hour is an online, interactive teleconference series on regulatory, marketing and other information six times per year.

Export Development Program

Program funded by government grants to help sell American craft beer internationally. See the Export Development Program section for more information.

Craft Brewing Fact Sheet

Biannual mailings of comprehensive analysis reports of the craft brewing community.

North American Brewery Update

Biannual communication of brewery openings and closings.

Beer Sellers Guide

Discounts on purchase of the Beer Sellers Guide and American Craft Beer and Food pamphlets (see American Craft Beer Guides) for training employees and customers.

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®

Registration discounts of $485-$550 per person for the full conference rate at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America.

Brewers Publications

Discounts on pre-publication releases, along with free additional copies of the current Brewers' Resource Directory for brewery-level members.

Symphony IRI Discounts

Discounts on beer sales market reports through Symphony IRI.


Media Liaison/Industry Representation

Industry representation and referrals to national and local media.


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

AHA Member Deals

The AHA Member Deals is a customer-loyalty program driven by the American Homebrewers Association.

American Craft Beer Week

Promotion and coordination of American Craft Beer Week celebrating the success and community ties of craft breweries and beer lovers.

Great American Beer Festival℠

Great American Beer Festival discounts up to $200 per entry on registration and judging fees. Exposure to 49,000 beer enthusiasts.

World Beer Cup®

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

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

The premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S held annually in Washington, D.C. SAVOR advances consumer awareness of beer and food culture and U.S. craft brewers. Visit

Beer Garden Coordination

National Beer Wholesalers Association, Nightclub & Bar, and other special events designed to help brewers expand market share.


Brewers' Resource Directory

Free copy of the current Brewers' Resource Directory (BRD) for brewery-level members (additional free copies are available upon request).

Voting Eligibility

Eligibility to vote in annual Brewers Association Board of Directors election. Some restrictions apply.

Electronic Member Mailings

Updates on beer industry trends and information on Brewers Association events and projects.

Access to Brewers Association Informational Services

Access to beer industry data from the Brewers Association library.

Member Decal

Member decal to display at your facility.

Zymurgy Magazine

One complimentary subscription to Zymurgy, the premium homebrewing and beer enthusiast magazine.

For additional membership assistance, please contact Erin Glass, Membership Coordinator at 888-822-6273 x 135.

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