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The Independent Brewers Alliance is a democratically owned enterprise. All members are shareholders of the organization – sharing the same basic values of democracy, equality, integrity, solidarity and cooperation.

The alliance is looking for independent craft brewers who are industry leaders, visionaries and innovators with a reputation for ethical business behavior, who value long-term relationships and are willing to work collaboratively with their fellow brewers for the benefit of the group.

Brewers must also meet the BA’s definition of an independent craft brewer. This means brewers whose annual production is less than 6 million barrels, who are less than 25% owned or controlled by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not a craft brewer. and producing mostly beers whose flavor derives from the fermentation of traditional or innovative ingredients.

Membership Requirements

1. Brewers must have produced a minimum of 2,500 barrels in the prior calendar year.
2. All members, upon joining, will pay $1,000 to purchase one share of voting stock in the IBA. Should you ever leave the alliance, your share will be returned to the IBA. You will get a full refund of the purchase price.
3. All members will pay annual membership dues of $1,000 plus $.05 per barrel produced in the prior calendar year. Dues are used to fund IBA program development.
4. All members will also need to sign a membership agreement outlining the rules that govern the alliance, its structure and organization, how it operates, and the rights and responsibilities of its members as laid-out in the alliance’s by-laws.

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