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North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild

Apr 28, 2023 02:44PM ● By WNC Business
  • North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 380 breweries and brewpubs. The mission of NC Craft Brewers Guild is to advance the interests of the craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

The Guild works to make North Carolina a nationwide leader in craft brewing.  

With support, the organization:

  • serves as the collective voice of North Carolina's craft brewing industry
  • provide proactive legislative advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of the NC craft brewing industry
  • promote craft beer tourism and increased visibility of NC craft beer on state, national, and global levels
  • serve as a liaison for state and national media outlets
  • provide brewer notifications & advisories on regulatory and policy matters
  • are a reliable resource for our membership base and the general public
  • work in cooperation with state agencies to develop NC economic development, tourism, and craft export opportunities
  • provide professional development through low-cost educational conferences, workshops, & networking events for the NC brewing community
  • represent North Carolina at national craft beer events
  • host the annual NC Craft Brewers Conference in Winston-Salem
  • host the NC Brewers' Cup in cooperation with the NC State Fair

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