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Why Craft Beer Will Be Almost Unrecognizable By The Year 2020

Jason Notte - - Main Street

The folks at the Brewers Association craft beer industry group want a 20% share of the beer industry by 2020. It's how they get to that point that should concern beer drinkers.As the Brewers Association revealed during its Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Ore., last month, craft beer now accounts for 11% of U.S. beer sales by volume and 19.3% of beer sales by dollar value. When the Brewers Association talks about that 20% share in five years, it's looking for volume and doesn't see any reason that kind of growth shouldn't be possible.

America’s Beer Distributors Celebrate May as Tavern Month

Kathleen Joyce - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will recognize the 62nd Annual Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that help fuel excitement in the beer industry and enrich America's social culture.

As fellow Main Street businesses, bar and tavern owners partner with America's 3,300 independent, licensed beer distributors in communities across the country to contribute to local economies; support hundreds of thousands of jobs; invest in local communities; and deliver an unparalleled selection of beer to millions of customers every day.

Bar Fight

Dave Infante - - Thrillist

WE LOVE CRAFT BEER. We love craft beer, craft beer loves us, craft brewers love each other, and all is well forever and ever. Amen. That's the prayer, and it's been working. Craft beer is ubiquitous, from Michelin-starred restaurants to grimy dive bars. Its enthusiasts are voracious, educated, curious. And its brewers have managed, even amid the torrid growth, to maintain their binding spirit of independence, ingenuity, and kumbaya all-for-one-ism unseen with other businesses. Examples abound. Boston Beer Company has helped upstarts get loans and wholesale hops; breweries like Stone Brewing, Dogfish Head, Allagash, and Cigar City have collaborated on beers; and most companies have just generally been willing to lend a hand when duty calls.

We Proudly Partnered With The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild To Enact SB 1030, The Arizona Beer Bill

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

Microbrewery restaurants provide great jobs

In March of 2014, BWDA and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild reach an historic agreement to move forward together on Arizona legislation in 2015: the Arizona Beer Bill, which allows for continued growth and competition in the craft beer industry for the benefit of our... read more

Gov. Ducey signs bill increasing cap for craft breweries

- Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday increasing the production cap for state microbreweries while at Four Peaks Brewing Company's original restaurant in Tempe.

Four Peaks is the state's largest microbrewery and the only one nearing the old limit. The microbrewery has gotten the cap changed twice previously to allow it to keep its license and still own and run its restaurants.

Center for Alcohol Policy Marks Alcohol Awareness Month

Danielle Duchesne - - Center for Alcohol Policy

This April, the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) joins organizations across the country in recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign recognized by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause for individuals, their families and their communities.

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