The Association is overseen by the Management Committee.

Head Office assumes a secretariat role and is responsible for all Membership matters, including the publication of the Annual Directory; financial control; organising national events; inward and outward missions, conferences and exhibitions, both home and overseas and liaison with other associated bodies.

All UK Members are affiliated to one of six Sections and take part in the affairs of the Association through their Section Committees or direct with Head Office. Members may participate in any events, across all Sections, thus providing national coverage in professional and social events. Companies which primarily operate in countries other than the UK are affiliated to the International Section.  Members have full access to all events.

During the year, Sections organise social and professional functions, and sporting fixtures.

The National Annual Luncheon held in London also hosts the International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards at Guildhall in the City of London every other year.