MADISON ó Independent producers of craft beverages
have united to create the Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition to
promote, protect, and defend the stateís craft beverage industry.
The founding members of nonprofit group are comprised of three trade
associations that collectively represent over 300 small and
independent Wisconsin businesses that contribute a combined economic
impact of over $2 billion in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Winery
Association, Wisconsin Brewers Guild and the Wisconsin Distillers
Guild are charter members of the organization.
In addition, the coalition will work to promote legislation that
will allow Wisconsinís craft beverage industry to grow and thrive
and will raise awareness of all legislative and special interest
proposals that would harm the small businesses, according to a news