Arizona Beer Bill is Signed in to Law.

A Historic Win for the Arizona Craft Beer Community.

Thank you to all our supporters.

IMG_5932Without the proposed changes in our current statutes, Arizona breweries will be forced to shutter their restaurants and tasting rooms.  Our proposed solution allows a microbrewery to grow without having to shut down highly successful restaurants that have proved instrumental in establishing and promoting the products of Arizona’s microbreweries.

craft_beer_growth_usIn 2013, craft beer grew another 18 percent and continues to rise rapidly in 2014. That’s an American success story facilitated by an independent distribution system.  Without an independent system, large brewers would be able to penalize distributors for taking on new brands from microbrewers.

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Arizona’s three-tier system of regulating beer production and sales is time-tested and it benefits consumers by generating tremendous choice in beer products. Craft brewers benefit because as they grow they can partner with independent distributors who invest in new brands to market and sell to retailers across the U.S.

logo-industry-bwdaThe distributors who compose BWDA are strongly committed to helping bring new craft beers from our state and around the country to market. We see craft brewers as essential business partners, not competitors, and they very much want to help craft brewers promote and sell their beers to consumers in Arizona.

craftbeeraz_logoleftThe Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is proud to partner with BWDA on legislation in the 2015 session of the Arizona Legislature, to preserve jobs and help in the growth of microbrewers. It is called the Arizona Beer Bill.

The Guild. Its Mission and the Growler Bill. Our Supporters.

The mission of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is to advance the understanding and appreciation of the Arizona craft brewing industry, and maintain the quality and image of beer produced in the state through the education of consumers, retailers, distributors and brewers.



Among our many objectives is to ensure that our breweries and distributors are able to maximize production and profits without compromising the quality of their craft products – something that can only be done through the adoption of new legislation at the state level. Our most recent legislative success involved the passage of SB 1397, which expanded the available materials from glass to all sanitizing materials such as stainless steel, ceramic, and non-porous plastics.


While the passage of SB 1397 was a win for the Guild, we still have a long way to go, and it starts with the next legislative session. The Guild looks to implement changes to help beer producers compete on a regional and national level – without upsetting the current regulatory scheme of producer, wholesaler and retailer.