Do you know who makes that beer?

Hello Support Your Local Brewery (SYLB) activist,

We appreciate your commitment to America’s small and independent craft brewers. Recently, your support via the SYLB network has driven favorable outcomes on many state government affairs issues; your efforts, coupled with those of state brewers guilds, helped small brewers defend or improve market access in several states. Thank you for making a difference.

We thought you might like to know that another opportunity has arisen to vocalize your support for your local brewery. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published an op-ed from the Brewers Association that points out some of the differences between true craft brewers and other brewers attempting to masquerade as small and independent brewers. The Brewers Association has also released a press statement on the topic: Craft Vs. Crafty.

We’d ask you to read the op-ed and statement, share them with your beer enthusiast friends in person and on social media. Perhaps discuss the opinion piece at your local craft brewery on your next visit. We believe the beer drinker has a right to know who is behind their beer and whether the beer comes from a small and independent brewer or someone else.

Thanks for supporting America’s small and independent craft brewers.