The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is the not-for-profit advocacy group for the independent craft brewers of our state. We are “The State of Southern Beer” and rank among the best craft beer states in the nation. North Carolina has over 320 independent craft breweries and brewpubs in every corner of the state, each one serving as a local gathering spot for their towns and cities. From hosting run clubs and yoga classes, to pet adoption events and trivia nights, our breweries have become part of the fabric of your communities.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the craft beer industry a major blow. With your purchase of a “State of Southern Beer” t-shirt, you can directly help to sustain this vibrant industry. So wear the shirt and show everyone your appreciation for the finest beers in the country, as well as your support for local community breweries.
More about the The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild:
The NC Craft Brewers Guild adheres to the definition of an American craft brewer as published by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group that protects and promotes small and independent U.S. brewers.
The BA defines an American craft brewer as small, independent and traditional.
- Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately three percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships.
- Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.
- 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 are not considered beers.