JOIN THE GUILD

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BREWERY & BREWPUB MEMBER APPLICATION

For Minnesota breweries and brewpubs with a majority interest in a brewing facility, has a TTB Brewer’s Notice, and are producing beer for customers. Benefits listed below.

ALLIED TRADE MEMBER APPLICATION

For industry retailers, suppliers, distributors, and those who provide products, professional services, travel/tourism, etc.

Breweries in Planning: Join using the Allied Trade Member application below!

Non-Beer Beverage Producers: Open to independent licensed non-beer beverage manufacturers throughout the state of Minnesota (i.e. Cider, Mead, Kombucha, N/A products, etc.).

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BREWERY & BREWPUB MEMBER BENEFITS

As a new brewery in Minnesota, we would love to have you as a member of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Annual membership dues are $175 for the first year and $350 in subsequent years.

Benefits of Brewery membership include:

  • Brewery listing on MNCBG website and website map
  • Invitation to all MNCBG regular meetings
  • Guaranteed spots at Winterfest, All Pints North, and Autumn Brew Review festivals and access to festival tickets after on-sales
  • Listing in the MNCBG annual map brochure (distributed statewide)
  • Access to the Guild’s Brewery Member-only socials
  • Automatic enrollment in the Guild’s Regional Subcommittees for hyper-local educational and networking activities
  • Potential access to MNCBG PR and media efforts
  • MNCBG social media exposure
  • Potential “member spotlight” informational listing/newsletter content
  • MNCBG State Fair pavilion exposure/involvement
  • Transport of competition beers to Great American Beer Festival
  • Access to the Guild’s member-only Facebook page
  • Direct access to our Allied Trade members who specialize in various aspects of our industry and can help you grow your business

Definition of a Regular Member: A brewing organization that brews common brands, names and formulas at a brewing facility in Minnesota which it owns a majority interest in the company of which dues are paid.  The member must hold a TTB issued Brewer’s Notice. The brewery must qualify for the Federal Excise Tax exemption applicable to brewers producing no more than 2 million barrels of product a year. A contract brewer who does not own a majority interest in a brewing facility in Minnesota is not eligible for a Regular membership.

Definition of an Associate Member: A contract brewing organization or minority alternating proprietorship that is not recognized as a regular member that has beer produced at a brewing facility in Minnesota. Associate members have no voting rights unless they have been elected to the Board of Directors and their voting rights are at the board level only.

BREWERY IN PLANNING BENEFITS

Starting a brewery is unlike starting a lot of other small businesses, but the MNCBG wants to try to help make it a little bit easier. Joining as a Brewery in Planning for just $100 gives you access to:

  • Listing on MNCBG website
  • Invitation to all MNCBG workshops and educational offerings
  • Direct connections and contact information for the Guild’s Allied Trade members
  • Invitation to two all-member mixers (April & December)
  • Discounted tickets for Winterfest, All Pints North, and Autumn Brew Review festivals
  • Potential access to MNCBG PR and media efforts as you launch your brewery
  • MNCBG social media exposure

ALLIED TRADE MEMBERSHIP

This level of membership is open to businesses or individuals that do business with Guild Member Breweries and/or have been shown to support the mission of the guild. This includes Suppliers, Professional Services, Distributors, Travel/Tourism, and Event /Marketing Services Benefits of Allied Trade membership include:

Promotional Opportunities

  • Annual Allied Trade Member spotlight in member newsletter
  • Listing with website link on MNCBG public website: mncraftbrew.org
  • Listing with website/contact information on brewery-facing Member Benefit Site
  • Potential access to MNCB public relations and earned media efforts

Industry Information

  • Monthly Allied Trade Member newsletter with industry news, updates, and opportunities

Exclusive and Discounted Marketing and Advertising

  • First access to all MNCBG event sponsorship opportunities
  • Discounted access to MNCBG marketing, presentation, and tabling opportunities, including annual MN Brewers Conference (*postponed for 2022) and annual “Brewed in Minnesota” exhibit at the MN State Fair

Networking and Community

  • A show of support/commitment to the industry and our members
  • Access to discounted MNCBG festival and event tickets
  • Invitation to two Member Mixer events, April and December (COVID-pending)
  • License to use Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild trademark/logos on website, promotional materials, advertising, social media, etc.

NON-BEER BEVERAGE PRODUCERS ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

$250/year

Open to independent licensed non-beer beverage manufacturers  throughout the state of Minnesota (i.e. Cider, Mead, Kombucha, N/A products, etc.).

  • Right to pour at all MNCBG festivals (Winterfest, All Pints North, Autumn Brew Review; LIMITED BOOTHS AVAILABLE)
  • Listing and link on MNCBG website under “Allied Trade Members”
  • Subscription to e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to attend two all-member meetings annually
  • Discounted tickets to special events & annual MN Brewers Conference
  • No voting privileges