The Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance (CIBA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that works to showcase and improve the quality of beer brewed in Charlotte and the surrounding area, foster communication among the Charlotte area’s breweries, advocate for the promotion of the local brewing community, positively impact local charitable and community organizations and support lobbying for progressive changes in NC laws to benefit the craft brewing industry in the state.

Charlotte and surrounding area breweries that become a member of CIBA are joining a craft beer family that works together to address challenges, share valuable resources and keep the lines of communication flowing so they can reach their full potential and make Charlotte an even more desirable place to live, work and celebrate. By becoming a member of CIBA, your brewery’s story, milestones and contributions to the community will be shared with everyone in the area from city leaders to city newcomers.

BREWERY MEMBERSHIP

Brewery membership is $250 for a one-year commitment, and the term runs from June to June. All brewery members are invited to CIBA’s monthly meetings for educational programming, discussions on business and industry issues, collaborative and collective marketing programs and, of course, socializing. Discussion of initiatives, endeavors and activities that are not listed below are welcome. Please contact CIBA to share your suggestions.

CIBA Brewery Member benefits include:

  • Invitation to the CIBA’s monthly meetings

  • Access to preferred pricing from associates, group programs and expert educational programming

  • Detailed brewery inclusion on the CIBA website

  • Inclusion and access to the CIBA’s online membership directory, including associate members

  • Ongoing promotion via the CIBA’s social media channels

  • Inclusion in regular press releases sent to local, regional and national news and tourism outlets

  • Opportunity to facilitate an educational topic for the benefit of all CIBA brewery members

  • Usage of the CIBA logo to promote locally produced beer and cider

  • Advance invitations to participate at CIBA-supported festivals and special events

  • Complimentary tickets to CIBA-organized events, ex. annual gala, industry or beer week event

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

CIBA Associate Members provide brewery members solutions to their business challenges so they can reach their full potential and make Charlotte an even more desirable place to live, work and celebrate. By becoming an associate member of CIBA, you will build and deepen long-lasting mutually beneficial relationships and help to ensure Charlotte remains a top destination to visit for business and its breweries.

The Associate Membership term runs from July to July. All membership levels will have access to CIBA’s monthly meetings for networking and socializing. Discussion of potential partnerships, sponsorships and exchanges that are not suggested or offered below are welcome. Please contact CIBA to make arrangements to join the family.

Associate members may select between a single year commitment of $800 or a three-year commitment of $2,100, which can be paid in three (3) annual installments.

CIBA Affiliate Member benefits include:

  • Inclusion in the CIBA’s monthly meetings

  • Business listing on the CIBA membership online directory

  • Spotlight or special offer inclusion in (1) monthly CIBA newsletter

  • Opportunity to program a co-operative purchase of ingredients, equipment or group plan

  • Invitation to present (1) educational program to CIBA members

  • Usage of the CIBA logo to promote locally produced beer and cider

  • Complimentary tickets to CIBA-organized events, ex. industry or beer week event

With your commitment, we can more effectively promote craft brewing and protect the interests of craft brewers based in the Charlotte region!