Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild

Get to know us

The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership organization representing independent craft breweries across Tennessee. Our Guild exists to advance the interests of and serve as the collective voice for the Tennessee craft brewing industry. We are Tennessee craft beer advocates.


Guild Established



Our Goal:

Lay the groundwork to reduce the Wholesale Tax:

  • Lay the groundwork to reduce the Wholesale Tax
  • Identify partners and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop a case  
  • Develop a timeline
  • Raise support funding
  • Organize events with legislators

Our Vision:

  • Modernize craft beer legislation in Tennessee
  • Create awareness of the positive economic impact of Tennessee craft brewers
  • The recognized voice for Tennessee craft brewers in national and state policy matters
  • Position Tennessee as a premier craft beer state

Legislative support provided by

Jim Schmidt – Schmidt Government Solutions

Click below to view the

Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild 2022 Annual Report


2022 Guild Board of Directors:

  • Carl Meier, Black Abbey Brewing, President
  • Chris Dial, Wanderlinger Brewing, Treasurer
  • Nate Underwood, Harding House Brewing
  • Matty Hargrove, Blackberry Farm Brewery
  • Eric Latham, Johnson City Brewing
  • Steve Wright, Jackalope Brewing Co.

Sharon Cheek, Executive Director

Victoria Crawford, Member Relations & Farm to Tap Coordinator

Breweries Call Tennessee Home

People Employed

BILLION Economic Impact

Tennessee craft beer is essential!

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