About the GCBG


Promoting & protecting Georgia
craft breweries

Founded in 2010, the Guild is organized to promote, protect and further, in every lawful manner, the common interests of the members and the licensed brewing industry in Georgia. We invite you to sign up for our newsletter so you can be in the loop on activities of the Guild and its members. You’ll have an inside track on special releases from your favorite breweries, beer dinners, cask tappings, festivals, brewmaster receptions, and other newsworthy beer stuff. You can also use our contact section to share with us ideas or comments that will help us better serve you and the Georgia beer community. Welcome to all of the production brewers, homebrewers, distributors, publicans, retailers, and beer enthusiasts who enjoy the brews from our great state!

The GCBG is a 501(c)(6) trade organization, sometimes called a “business league”. Please note that a 501(c)(6) organization is not the same as a 501(c)(3) public charity and your dues and contributions made to the Guild are not deductible as charitable contributions. However, your dues and/or contributions to the Guild could be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Please consult your CPA or tax advisor to determine whether your dues and/or contributions to the Guild are deductible as each member’s tax situation is unique.

Board of Directors

Kevin Ryan


Service Brewing Company

Brian Borngesser

Vice President

Gate City Brewing Company

Nathan Cowan


Eventide Brewing

Chris Herron

Creature Comforts Brewing

Franklin Dismuke

Eagle Creek Brewpub

Carey Falcone

New Realm Brewing 

Chris Bivins

Torched Hop Brewing


The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG) is a 501(c)(6) organization organized to promote, protect and further, in every lawful manner, the common interests of the Members and the licensed brewing industry in Georgia.  For income tax purposes, member dues and other cash contributions paid to GCBG may be deductible as necessary and ordinary business expenses under the Internal Revenue Code. GCBG provides historical information regarding the percentage of all dues/contributions paid to GCBG which were utilized for non-deductible political and lobbying activities.  All persons are advised that the percentages of dues/contributions they paid to GCBG as shown below by calendar year are non-deductible for income tax purposes. Consult your tax advisor for further clarification.

Calendar year 2013 — 23%

Calendar year 2014 — 10%