The intent of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is to organize craft brewers for purposes of economic development, business development, supply chain management, tourism and government affairs. Membership will be extended to craft brewers, and associate memberships will be extended to businesses and organizations that provide support services or products to the industry (e.g., equipment manufacturers, agricultural interests, economic development, etc.).
The Guild is developing a promotional campaign for craft beer in Virginia for 2011 and beyond. The Guild will collaborate with partner organizations such as Nelson County Economic Development and the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association on future projects.
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild was officially launched as an affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) in December 2010. The VMA estimates that the craft beer industry could double in the next decade. Virginia has great potential to be a national leader in this burgeoning industry.
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