Craft Brewers and Prop. 19

Some California craft brewers have been receiving inquiries from beer enthusiasts regarding the role that the California Beer and Beverage Distributors (CBBD) is taking in opposition to Prop. 19, the initiative to legalize marijuana.

The CBBD is the trade association representing beer distributors in California. The members of the CBBD are independent beverage distributors and are not directly associated with craft brewers. Many craft brewers contract with beer distributors to deliver their products to retailers, but the CBBD does not represent in any way the political interests of the craft brewing community or individual breweries.

The craft brewers of California are represented by the California Small Brewers Association (CSBA). The CSBA does not take a stance on non-industry related issues and has no stated position on Prop. 19. Additionally, the CSBA is strictly a grass roots organization. We do not contribute PAC money to any initiative or make campaign contributions to any candidates.

For more information please feel free to contact the CSBA at 530-265-0422 or by email.