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Beer Institute Response to FTC Report on Alcohol Advertising

January 3, 2014

Statement from Beer Institute General Counsel Mary Jane Saunders: “Brewers and beer importers have a longstanding commitment to responsible advertising practices, dating back when our industry’s marketing and advertising code was first established in the 1930s. We have adapted that code over time to meet changing social norms and strengthen our commitment to responsibility. We are

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The October 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 14,200,000 barrels. October 2012 removals were 14,300,000 (revised) for a decrease of 0.7%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013 Percent

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

October 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The September 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 15,000,000 barrels. September 2012 removals were 14,750,000 (revised) for an increase of +1.7 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012

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The BEER Act: Offering Relief and Re-Investment to the Beer Industry

October 5, 2013

Brewers, Beer Importers Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Excessive Taxes WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan beer tax-relief bill introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday won immediate support and praise from America’s brewers and beer importers as a means of growing an industry that puts more than 2 million Americans to work. Introduced by Reps.

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

September 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The August 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,300,000 barrels. August 2012 removals were 16,560,000 (revised) for a decrease of 1.6 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012

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Brewers, Beer Importers Create Jobs Across Sectors

September 8, 2013

Beer Institute: More than Two Million Americans at Work Because of Beer WASHINGTON, DC  Through the sheer economic output of brewing and beer importing, more than two million Americans are at work in jobs linked to the beer industry, the Beer Institute announced ahead of this year’s Labor Day holiday. This workforce generated $246.5 billion

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Beer Institute: TTB Rules “Not All Alcohol the Same”

September 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute hailed elements of today’s ruling by the Tax and Trade Bureau as a critical step toward properly informing consumers to the distinctions between beer, wine and distilled spirits. The TTB’s ruling, on “Voluntary Nutrient Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages,” had two

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Landmark Survey: Record-Low Number of College Freshmen Partying

September 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Focusing on the job market, and not the party circuit, is the trend at American colleges and universities today, according to results from UCLA’s Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) annual survey.  The survey revealed that one-third (33.4 percent) of college freshmen reported drinking beer in 2012, an all-time low. That total was

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Brewers and Beer Importers: ‘We Don’t Serve Teens’

August 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – For the eighth consecutive year, the country’s major brewers and beer importers promoted the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” education program with millions of messages online and in TV, radio, print and outdoor ads. As teens enjoy summer break, the beer industry asks communities across the country to be vigilant

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The July 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,350,000 barrels. July 2012 removals were 16,430,000 (revised) for a decrease of 0.5 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012

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