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The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

In late 2017, Congress passed legislation including a two-year provision of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA). This lowered the federal excise tax (FET) for breweries, wineries, and distilled spirits producers for a period of two years. It is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2019. Read More…

Clean Energy Brewing

The craft beer industry is going green—and the benefits are multiplying.

Running a brewery on clean energy can save the business money. It can certainly reduce the brewery’s impact on the environment. And clean energy brewing can be a great marketing tool in a time when consumers really value organizations that follow sustainability principles. Read More…

A Busy Spring for Beall Brewery Insurance

It’s been a busy spring for the Beall Brewery Insurance team!

After months of planning, we were proud to welcome attendees of the Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America to Camp Beall. This fun, camp-themed lounge allowed people to rest, recharge their phones, and enjoy s’mores and coffee. As usual, we offered plenty of giveaways. The response was overwhelming! We gave away every Beall Brewery Insurance tote we brought along, every notepad and pen. And what a thrill to see people line up to be sure to nab one of the 200 Yeti Rambler travel mugs we gave away!

We were also so pleased to announce the winners of our drawing for one of two Yeti Hopper Flip 18 Coolers. Congratulations to Peter Zien at AleSmith Brewing Co., and Megan Scheerhorn at Saugatuck Brewing Co!

Less than a month later, we were off to the California Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego. This is another of our favorite events to sponsor and attend. Immediately after, we swung north to visit clients in the Bay Area.

The Craft Beer Community

“It’s important for us to sponsor networking and educational events like these, because we want to participate in the growth and strengthening of the industry,” says Kristian Beall.

“It’s also a great opportunity for us to connect with our current customers. We look forward to meeting other brewers who we may work with in the future. And, of course, these events are a lot of fun to attend!”

For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of niche businesses, such as craft breweries, that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With California offices in Redlands and Newport Beach, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.

Helping Homebrewers Can Help Your Brewery

It’s not unusual for a craft brewery to form strong bonds with members of a local homebrewing club. But the trend is growing stronger, and playing out in some new ways. If you’re thinking of initiating a relationship with local homebrewers—or looking for new ways to engage these craft beer fans in your brewery—here are a few ideas. Read More…

The Brewery Distillery Relationship

Barrel-aging beer is no new trend. But as the number of US craft distilleries continues to rise (the number grew nearly 35% from 2012 to 2017, and now tops 1500 total), barrel usage is hotter than ever. And that’s not the only facet of the brewery distillery relationship. Read More…

The Eyes Have It

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, each day about 2,000 US workers sustain work-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment. Eye injury has resulted in more than $300 million in lost time, medical expenses, and workers compensation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More…

Crafting Your Brewery Business Plan

Your brewery may have its roots in your passion for craft beer, but in order to succeed as a business, you’re going to need more than that: you’re going to need a strong (and flexible) brewery business plan. Read More…