NC Craft Brewers PAC is a North Carolina-based general purpose Political Action Committee (PAC) founded by members of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild. It is a Board of Directors led organization and is largely supported by members of the North Carolina craft beer community.
We fight to protect the rights of North Carolina’s craft breweries and champion common sense, 21st century legislative reforms. We generally support legislation that expands the rights of North Carolina’s craft brewers and fights against legislation that would further limit the rights of craft brewers.
NC Craft Brewers PAC works to enhance craft breweries abilities to operate effectively and profitably within North Carolina. This includes working with the legislature and the ABC Commission to:
- Secure and expand the rights of craft beer manufacturers in an ethical and open manner.
- Modernize North Carolina franchise law to create a fair and open marketplace. Modernization of North Carolina’s beer laws will allow the craft beer industry to generate substantial and sustained economic impact and create thousands of jobs throughout the state.
- Support craft brewery growth throughout North Carolina, while being mindful of public safety needs.
NC Craft Brewers PAC contributions are used to support legislative candidates, ballot initiatives and legislation which positively impact the growth and sustainability of the North Carolina craft beer industry. NC Craft Brewers PAC also opposes legislative candidates, ballot initiatives, and legislation which seek to hold the industry back.
Probably so. Beer is bipartisan, and the NC Craft Brewers PAC is a non-partisan organization singularly focused on improving North Carolina beer laws. That means that we will support the politicians who champion craft beer on both sides of the aisle in order to affect positive change.
There are plenty of things to love about craft beer besides that majestic liquid inside of those cans, kegs and bottles. In a time where good, solid manufacturing jobs are hard to come by, craft breweries are one of the top five fastest growing manufacturing sectors when it comes to job growth. Craft breweries also drive enormous economic impact, are champions of local communities and non-profits, and serve as family and community-friendly gathering spaces.
Furthermore, growth in the craft beer industry not only supports the breweries themselves, but a large network of supporting and related industries including: farmers, can and bottle manufacturers, equipment and machinery suppliers, merchandise and glassware companies, shipping and transportation, business services, wholesalers, and many retailers who sell craft beer like your favorite bars, restaurants, grocery stores, specialty bottle shops and local corner stores.
No. Unfortunately, contributions to PACs are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
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Under North Carolina law, individuals, PACs, and certain partnerships and limited liability companies may contribute to political campaigns. North Carolina law limits the amount donors may contribute to $5,400.
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