The Bay Area Brewers Guild is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association representing independent craft breweries throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Our mission is to promote local craft beer and craft breweries, market the region as a craft beer destination, and assist members through education, collaboration and community.

Our values include:

  • striving to positively contribute to our industry and the neighborhoods we work, live and play in;
  • encouraging inclusion, tolerance, diversity and individuality within and beyond our industry, among our membership and throughout the Bay Area; and
  • pro-actively helping each other be the best we can be with the product we make, in our roles within our communities, as individuals, and especially as small businesses trying to survive and thrive through challenging times.

Member breweries nominate and elect peers to serve on the Board of Directors, the organization's governing body comprised of representatives from each of the Guild's five chapters.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President/Chair

LESTER KOGA - San Francisco
Barebottle Brewing Co.

Vice President

ANTHONY RAGGIO - East Bay
Drake's Brewing Co.

Treasurer

ROBERT RANEY - North Bay
Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.

Secretary

KATHERINE SZYMANOWSKI - Silicon Valley
S27 Alehouse & Brewery


Board Members

TYLER LAVERTY - North Bay
Third Street Aleworks

TOPH COX - Coast
Discretion Brewing Co.

MATT HARTENSTEIN - Silicon Valley
Taplands

TIM BOCZANOWSKI - East Bay
Original Pattern Brewing Co.

LESLIE BUCHANAN - Coast
Highway 1 Brewing Co.

ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

TOM McCORMICK - Former Executive Director
California Craft Brewers Association

STAFF

JOANNE MARINO - Executive Director