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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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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The June 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,650,000 barrels. June 2012 removals were 16,960,000 (revised) for a decrease of 1.8%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Statement from the Beer Institute Regarding Latest CAMY Study

July 11, 2013

Statement from the Beer Institute, attributed to Joe McClain, President: “Once again, a CAMY study is rooted in shaky ground, with taxpayers footing the bill for the group’s anti-alcohol advocacy. Just last month, Forbes ran an op-ed about an earlier CAMY report calling their work an ‘ethically dodgy masquerade.’ Existing studies do not demonstrate causality

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Statement from the Beer Institute on Underage Binge Drinking

July 9, 2013

Statement attributed to Joe McClain, President, Beer Institute: “While there is always more work we can do, this Monitoring the Future Study found that all levels of teen binge drinking and extreme binge drinking actually decreased from 2005 to 2011. But even as these trends show progress, brewers and beer importers remain committed to working

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BI Supports the Federal Government’s Campaign to Reduce Underage Drinking for 7th Consecutive Year

July 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – For the seventh consecutive year, the country’s major brewers and beer importers are promoting the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” program with messages on social media and in TV, radio, print, online and outdoor ads. The “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign carries a simple but powerful message: “The legal drinking age is 21. Thanks for not providing alcohol to teens.” “The national program aims to limit access to alcohol by underage drinkers.

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