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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The December 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 13,750,000 barrels. December 2013 removals were 13,150,000 (revised) for an increase of 4.6 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014: Month 2013

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

December 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The November 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 12,800,000 barrels. November 2013 removals were 13,361,000 (revised) for a decrease of 4.2 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014: Month 2013

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Senators Roy Blunt and Tammy Baldwin Introduce the Fair BEER Act

December 3, 2014

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks Broad Reform of Federal Beer Tax WASHINGTON, DC – The American beer industry welcomed the Senate introduction of bipartisan legislation to comprehensively reform the federal beer tax imposed on brewers and beer importers. The bill would remove barriers to growth in the industry, encouraging capital and workforce investment through simple, fair and

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Beer Institute Releases Responsibility White Paper

December 2, 2014

Paper Outlines Efforts to Reduce Drunk Driving, Underage Drinking WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute released a white paper, Commitment to Responsibility, which outlines the broad efforts by brewers and beer importers to reduce drunk driving and underage drinking through paid advertisements, programs to work with parents and retailers, and alternative rides home. “People

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Beer Institute Responds to JAMA Research

December 1, 2014

In response to research published in JAMA Pediatrics, Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute, said: “The study fails to take into consideration the fact that underage drinking has shown steady and steep declines. There are serious questions into the goals of the authors – perhaps something other than objective science. The social

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

November 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The October 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 14,350,000 barrels. October 2013 removals were 14,280,000 (revised) for an increase of 0.5 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014: Month 2013

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The September 2014 domestic tax paid estimate is 15,100,000 barrels. September 2013 removals were 15,190,000 (revised) for a decrease of 0.6 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2013 and 2014: Month 2013

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FDA Issues Updated Spent Grain Rules

September 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced updated rules today on human and animal food controls that we believe adopt the Beer Institute’s position and prevent onerous regulation on how brewers market our spent grains. You can read the FDA’s revisions to the rule, made as part of the Food Safety

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Beverage Industry Coalition Representing all Three-Tiers Says Congress Should Fully Fund TTB

September 8, 2014

Industry Groups Note Constructive and Effective Relationship with Regulator, Say Government Needs to Increase TTB Budget to Keep Pace with Changing Market (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A diverse coalition of organizations representing all three tiers of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry is urging Congress to fully fund the Obama Administration’s $101 million request for the Alcohol

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Study: Underage Drinking Reaches Record Low

September 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades – particularly among the youngest teens. America’s brewers and beer importers lauded the findings of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study as the result of greater awareness, partnership and outreach by industry, educators

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