Join the Guild

We offer four membership types. Find the category that fits your business below!

Brewery

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”).

Brewery in Planning

Any organization that is planning to open up a brewery in Texas that qualifies for the definition of a brewery outlined above, but does not yet hold a Brewer’s Notice and is not yet selling beer.

Joining the Guild before you open your doors gets you the benefits of membership while you’re making those crucial planning, buildout, personnel, and permitting decisions.

Allied Trade

From ingredient and equipment suppliers, to insurance agencies, legal professionals, and branding firms, this is the membership type available for the myriad suppliers and service providers who do business with the craft brewing industry.

Retail

Craft beer bars, restaurants, bottle shops, and homebrew stores. This is the membership type for any craft beer focused company holding a retail tier license/permit to sell beer in Texas that’s looking to show support for the Texas craft brewing industry and get connected to Texas craft brewers.

Have questions about membership? Contact us today!