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Brewery Membership


Any operating brewery or brewpub located in Texas that is:

Small – Annual production of 2 million barrels of beer or less. Production includes any beer produced by or for the Texas brewery or breweries, and breweries outside of Texas that are a part of the same controlled group of breweries for purposes of determining eligibility of the Texas brewery or breweries for the federal beer excise tax rate. 

Independent – The brewery is not partially owned or controlled directly or indirectly by an alcoholic beverage industry member that does not otherwise qualify under this section. 

Traditional – A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

Additionally, a Brewery member must hold an approved and currently effective Brewer’s Notice and associated register number issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”).

Not yet open? You can still join today as a Brewery in Planning Member.

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Membership Benefits

  • List your brewery in Texas Brewery Explorer, the official app of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, an exclusive benefit only available to operating Guild member breweries
  • Plug into your local Guild region within the state (Central Texas, North Texas, Houston, San Antonio, East Texas, and South Texas) and attend monthly Brewer’s Nights hosted by rotating breweries in each region*
  • Lend your voice to the Guild’s craft beer advocacy activities at the state capitol by joining the legislative committee and getting involved with CraftPAC
  • Access the member dashboard and add up to 99 staff users to your account for free to maximize your connections and use of resources within the Guild
  • Access our members-only forum where brewery owners and staff trade/sell ingredients, discuss equipment, share vendor recommendations, problem solve, share brewery promotions, find help with TABC issues, post job opportunities, and more. Use the forum to connect with and learn about Allied Trade members who offer products and services to craft brewers
  • Register to attend the Guild’s members-only conferences and educational events: Annual Meeting (beginning of the year), Education & Safety Summit, (summer) and Brewery in Planning Summit. (winter)*
  • Identify a Voting Member at your brewery to participate in official Guild action and Board member elections
  • Stay up to date on industry news with Guild email updates & monthly newsletters
  • Create ticketing for your brewery events at no direct cost through our partnership with Ticket Sauce
  • Participate in Guild-run beer festivals and consumer-facing Texas craft beer promotions like the Texas Craft Brewers Festival and Small Business Saturday Keep-the-Glass event
  • Get your brewery listed on the Guild’s online member listing
  • Pay less for secure, refrigerated group shipping for your brewery’s World Beer Cup and GABF beer entries
  • Receive a Guild logo tin tacker and window cling for your taproom
  • Network with fellow brewers from all over the state and contribute to the craft brewery community.
  • Access pathways to becoming an industry leader by serving on committees and running for the Guild’s board

*Annual and monthly events may be in-person, virtual, rescheduled, or cancelled depending on current public health guidelines.

Membership Application


TCBG brewery dues are calculated using your sales number from the previous calendar year. Please provide your on on-site and off-site (i.e. distributed and/or self-distributed) sales numbers in bbls.

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