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



Goal for 2020:

Lay the groundwork to submit legislation to reduce the Wholesale Tax in the 2021 TN legislative cycle. This will include:

  • Identifying partners and policy collaborators 
  • Developing a financial case to use when communicating with legislators and allies 
  • Developing a timeline of necessary steps toward submission
  • Developing a budget for this effort and raising necessary funds to support the costs
  • Organizing a legislative day for brewers and legislators to meet

Vision for 2023:

  • Modernize craft beer legislation in Tennessee
  • Create awareness of the positive economic impact of Tennessee craft brewers
  • Be 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 and Joseph Woodson, Woodson Results

Legal guidance by

Rob Pinson, Waller Law


2020 Guild Board of Directors:

Kevin Antoon     | Southern Grist Brewing      | President
Carl Meier           | Black Abbey Brewing Co.   | Treasurer

Kellen Bartosch | Wiseacre Brewing
Anthony Davis   | East Nashville Beer Works
Chris Dial            | Wanderlinger Brewing
Travis Hixon       | Blackberry Farm Brewing
Kavon Togrye     | Bearded Iris Brewing

Sharon Cheek    | Executive Director

Breweries Call Tennessee Home

People Employed

BILLION Economic Impact

Tennessee craft beer is essential!

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