Strengthening the Craft Beverage Community
Through Collaboration and Education


The Craft Beverage Education Association (CBEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members from the wine, beer, spirits, cider, and mead industries navigate the business of craft and artisanal beverage production. We believe that this “horizontal” model of learning — spanning all craft beverage segments — leads to enhanced discussion and superior execution of business plans. In the spirit of CRAFT itself, collaboration on education yields a better product.

We don’t intend to lobby, define, or otherwise politicize.  Instead, we want to create an environment to help members succeed in business by understanding the sales, marketing, business development, regulatory, and distribution issues that often hinder a small craft producer. From new craft businesses to established productions, we are your source for information.


The craft beverage community and CBEA members will have the following opportunities to gain industry knowledge and experience via:




Online Education