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WINTER 2017 UPDATE:

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he Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild, the non-profit trade group consisting of both inhouse counsel for craft beverage makers and outside counsel who dedicate a substantial portion of their practice to the craft beverage industries, held its annual meeting this past September. The meeting was held during the Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Conference in Portland, Oregon. Over twenty-five Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild members and prospective members gathered at Baerlic Brewing Company for the meeting. The lawyers in attendance were from around the country and included lawyers from AmLaw 200 firms, small-to-mid-size firms, solo practitioners, and inside counsel from

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some of the largest craft beverage suppliers in the country. Officers of the Guild led a discussion about the Guild’s achievements over the past year and plans for 2018. Perhaps most importantly, officers and attendees discussed how members could get involved to help the Guild achieve its goals of increasing the level of service craft beverage producers are receiving from their counsel.

After the meeting, Portland-based Guild members led the attendees on a tour of several breweries and bars in the area. If you’re interested in networking with like-minded attorneys and sharing great craft products, please visit www.cblg.org for membership information.

Visit www.cblg.org for more information on the Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild.

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Artisan Spirit: Winter 2017  
Artisan Spirit: Winter 2017  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.