A modest proposal for fairer aluminum prices
A modest proposal for fairer aluminum prices

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A modest proposal for fairer aluminum prices

by Jim McGreevy

Last week the Beer Institute filed comments to S&P Global Platts with our recommendations to help ensure that the price of aluminum, and especially the Midwest Premium, represents market fundamentals. You can read the full comments HERE. The Midwest Premium, created by metal producers years ago, is supposed to cover the logistical costs of moving metal into and in North America – essentially a shipping and handling fee.

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A Full Menu of Beer Options

by Travis Gibbons, Senior Director of Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself—once again—in my favorite chain restaurant with the really good chicken wings.  After perusing the menu, which I know by heart at this point, I turned my attention to the beer menu.  Imagine my surprise when I saw something I had never encountered before: the calories and alcohol-by-volume (ABV) of each beer were listed next to the beer’s description.  Huh.

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Trends in Beer Packaging

by Michael Uhrich, Chief Economist

One of the many ways beer is special is that it comes in a wide variety of packages of different sizes, shapes, and materials. It’s a great point of pride for our industry and a major part of what makes beer the most versatile among the different types of beverage alcohol.

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Cheers to National Beer Day

by Mary Jane Saunders, Vice President and General Counsel

The woman stands with arms raised and fingers out in a gesture of welcome to a room full of dinner guests.  The setting is a warm and hospitable home with the guests all in fancy dress.  The table is set with a silver candelabra, a sumptuous fruit centerpiece, and fresh cold beer in glasses on a silver platter!

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Tariffs on aluminum are a tax on beer

by John Dunham

President Trump announced last Thursday that he plans to impose a 10% tariff on all aluminum imports and a 25% tariff on all steel imports.  This aluminum tariff will dramatically increase the manufacturing costs of American brewers and beer importers.

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K[no]w Barley, K[no]w Beer

by Susan Haney, Vice President of Operations

What is big sky country? This past August, I—along with my colleague Joe Heaton—the Beer Institute’s director of federal affairs–traveled to Sunburst, Montana to lend our hands as part of the annual barley harvest. If you’ve ever been to Montana, you know that the clear blue sky stretches along the horizon for miles. And at night, the sky turns into a blanket of twinkling stars.

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Tax relief for brewers and beer importers will provide solid economic benefits

by Michael Uhrich, Chief Economist

In order to provide comprehensive tax relief to America’s brewers and beer importers, Congress recently passed a temporary reduction in federal excise taxes on beer as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which President Trump signed into law in December 2017. This tax cut is good news for the beer industry as well as for the American economy because the new excise tax rates on beer may help make our industry stronger, more diverse, and more competitive.

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Cooking with beer

by Chef Laurent Aubel

Beer is not just America’s most popular alcohol beverage, but it is an excellent ingredient to use when cooking. From soups and stews to main dishes and desserts, beer adds flavor and depth to your favorite dishes. To help you prepare a dish to share with friends when getting together to watch a game, I am partnering with the Beer Institute to provide you with recipes that you can use for your upcoming occasions.

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Beer Industry Focuses on Hurricane Harvey Relief

by Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO

The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana over the past two weeks has proven heartbreaking, but it has also shown the very best of our country with neighbors helping neighbors, strangers traveling hundreds of miles to aid in rescue operations and millions across the nation donating supplies and funds to help survivors rebuild.

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Strategic partnerships benefit brewers of all sizes

by Michael Uhrich, Chief Economist

Last month, at the 2017 Beer Institute Annual Membership Meeting in San Diego, I shared with the audience some alarming facts. Beer’s share of beverage alcohol and its production capacity utilization are at historic lows. Now is the time to look for new opportunities to grow, and brewers and beer importers are doing just that.

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