At least 22 Arizona breweries are participating in a collaboration IPA called Rebuild the Guild to support the Arizona Craft Brewers Guilds. The India Pale Ale is based on Dragoon Brewing Company head brewer Eric Green’s base recipe and sold at each of the participating breweries.
The pandemic has devastated the financial coffers of many state guilds which rely on events such as beer festivals and conferences for a significant amount of their annual revenue. With the pandemic forcing the cancellation of these fundraising events, state guilds are looking at innovative ways to raise money.
“It’s our job to speak on their behalf and represent their interests,” ACBG Executive Director Rob Fullmer told the Tuscan Foodie. “This is what we do. I think that there is a recognition by our breweries that the Guild is struggling to adapt to the same business crushing conditions that they’ve faced.”
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