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Beer Sales Could Top $11 Billion this Summer

July 3, 2013

Beer Institute Recognizes Economic Contribution of Beer and Marks the Unofficial Start of Summer WASHINGTON, DC—More than 38 million American households will purchase a cold beer this summer, making beer the preferred choice over all other beverage alcohol for summer occasions like backyard barbecues and ball games with friends and family. In the 15 weeks

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Beer Sales Could Top $1 Billion Again This July Fourth

Beer Institute Marks Holiday Week by Releasing 2012 State Consumption Ranking WASHINGTON, DC – If you are reaching into a picnic cooler for an ice cold beer this Independence Day holiday, you are in good company. More than 99 million Americans drink beer responsibly, making beer the top choice over wine and hard liquor for

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The May 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,300,000 barrels. May 2012 removals were 16,919,000 (revised) for a decrease of 3.7%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Underage Drinking Hits Record Low

June 9, 2013

Brewers, Beer Importers Praise Study Results WASHINGTON, DC – Underage drinking continues to decline, according to a benchmark federal survey of alcohol and drug use. Brewers and beer importers, who fund community-based responsibility programs, praised the new data, but said more needs to be done. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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Beer Institute Files Comments with the FDA

May 11, 2013

The Beer Institute has been following the latest developments with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and analyzing its potential impact to the U.S. brewing industry. Action was required to amend the interpretation of this legislation to exempt hops and brewers’ spent grains from costly regulation under this new law. The Beer Institute filed two comments

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The April 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 15,000,000 barrels. April 2012 removals were 14,950,000 (revised) for an increase of 0.3%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The April 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 15,000,000 barrels. April 2012 removals were 14,950,000 (revised) for an increase of 0.3%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Speaker of the House John Boehner Honored by Beer Industry

May 5, 2013

Accepts the Jeff Becker Award on Brewers’ Day WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute, representing America’s brewers, beer importers and industry suppliers, awarded Speaker of the House and Ohio Congressman John Boehner the 2013 Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award for his continued commitment to the beer industry and American beer drinkers. Speaker Boehner accepted

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The Beer Institute Celebrates the 78th Birthday of the Beer Can

May 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Beer Institute, the trade association representing America’s brewers, importers and suppliers, celebrated the 78th anniversary of canned beer, first introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company in Richmond, Va. While the concept of canning beer was revolutionary in 1935, in 2011 beer in cans represented 52.5 percent of all

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

April 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The March 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 14,900,000 barrels. March 2012 removals were 15,564,000 (revised) for a decrease of 4.3%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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