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We’re Proudly Partnering With The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild On Legislation To Help Craft Brewers Grow

Steve Barclay, BWDA Executive Director - - Beer and Wine Distributors of Arizona

Microbrewery restaurants provide great jobs

BWDA and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild have reach an historic agreement to move forward in a united fashion on Arizona legislation in 2015. The intent of our Arizona Beer Bill legislation (click here to see our draft bill) is to... read more

Craft Beer: The 3 Biggest Threats to the Industry

Sean Williams - - The Motley Fool

The old adage states that "nothing goes up forever," but the craft beer industry would prefer to have you think otherwise.

Since the late 1970s, microbreweries have been popping up like weeds across the country, with some eventually blooming into national brewers. In fact, the number of breweries in the U.S. has exploded from just 89 in the late 1970s to 2,538 as of 2013, according to the Brewers Association. At the current double-digit growth rate, we may have more than 6,500 breweries in this country by 2025.

With this rapid rise in craft beer interest, it has to be asked whether this growth is sustainable, or if we're entering a "craft beer bubble."

Legal Marijuana Could Give a Buzz to Beer, Analyst Says

Matthew Boyle - - Bloomberg

Beer has no need to fear weed.

The legalization of medical marijuana has helped beer sales, contrary to previous research that pointed to a decline, according to a note from Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling. Recreational pot use in Colorado and Washington, the two states where it's legal, has so far not had a "significant impact" on beer, he said.

Beer 101: Big changes are brewing

Ben Rooney - - CNN Money

Big changes are brewing in the beer business. Pour yourself a cold one, we'll fill you in on the details.

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