Breweries and breweries-in-planning have access to a wide array of benefits and services as part of ABG membership. These include advocacy, education, visibility, regulatory assistance, networking and community building, resources, news and information and more. A Regular Membership is open to fully licensed and operating breweries located in Alabama. An Associate Membership is open to businesses that expect to qualify for a Regular Membership in the near future.
Those businesses interested in a brewing membership should contact the ABG.
Allied Memberships are available only by referral from a member brewery. Examples of Allied Members include retailers, equipment suppliers, law firms, etc. Benefits include:
- A notice for new Allied Members sent to all brewing member contacts
- Listing on website with logo and link to your website
- Invitation to two membership meetings each year
- Display at any meeting with no separate booth fee (dependent on space and availability)
- Potential for presenting depending on value to brewing members
- Invitation to 3-6 Social Nights throughout Alabama each year
- Use of ABG logo (some restrictions apply)
- Access to brewing member contact information
- Limited ability to use ABG email distribution to contact all brewing members for promotions and information
- Priority for sponsorship opportunities for more access and brand promotion
- Other ad hoc, exclusive opportunities throughout the year
Those interested in an Allied Membership may apply online.
Do you love local craft beer? Individuals who want to support the industry and have fun with fellow beer lovers are encouraged to join Free the Hops. Started in 2004 by non-industry craft beer enthusiasts, FTH is a true grassroots, volunteer consumer advocacy organization in Alabama.
Individuals interested in joining Free the Hops can join through the FTH website.