A Brief History
The Eastern Coast Breweriana Association (ECBA) was formally established on September 12, 1970 in Hicksville, New York. The ECBA is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of New Jersey on February 29, 1984. It is the oldest breweriana organization in the United States. It is open to anyone with an interest in breweriana.
From a small group of 13 charter members, the association membership has grown to over 500 active members.
The Association’s official insignia was accepted at Poughkeepsie, New York on March 6, 1971.
The establishment of the ECBA furthered the following objectives:
- To unite on a common ground and mold all individuals in promoting the principle of breweriana collecting
- To benefit our fellow collectors
- Develop congenial fellowship
- Preserve for posterity the history of the brewing industry
Benefits enjoyed by the members are:
- E.C.B.A. Newsletter, the Keg – Published quarterly, dedicated to the ECBA membership and breweriana collecting
- Membership Directory – Includes name, address, phone number, e-mail and web address, types of breweriana collected and other information
- Meetings – A standing invitation to attend all ECBA meetings, shows, and the annual convention
- E.C.B.A.Lending Library – Established in 1990 as a service to the membership
- Micro Breweriana – Learn about the latest industry news, openings and closings of micro-breweries, and who has the best beer (now included in The Keg)
Annual dues for membership is $32.00 for United States and foreign. Family membership is an additional $8.00 for annual dues ($40.00 total). To qualify for family membership, each member must reside at the same address. New members joining after the July convention will receive the balance of the year plus all of the following year. Applications must be made on the official membership application below. Follow the instructions on the membership application. Thank you and welcome!
(United States and Foreign)