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Beer Institute Responds to Proposal to Redefine Drunk Driving

April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute and its members recognize the severity of drunk driving and have invested in national advertising campaigns and hundreds of programs and initiatives to create awareness and education around solutions to help reduce drunk driving. Many of our members promote programs that offer free rides home or remind legal age

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Brewers and Beer Importers Advocate for Fair Taxes

BEER Act Focus of Brewers’ Day WASHINGTON, DC – America’s brewers and beer importers arrived in Washington, DC today to promote the industry’s legislative agenda and remind lawmakers of the economic contribution of beer to every U.S. state and district. Brewers’ Day is the Beer Institute’s annual fly-in of CEOs and top executives from companies

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The February 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 12,800,000 barrels. February 2012 removals were 13,716,000 (revised) for a decrease of 6.7%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012: Month 2012 2013 Percent Change

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Brewers Mark Eighty Years of the 21st Amendment

March 12, 2013

Toast to Repeal Day: Beer an Economic Powerhouse WASHINGTON, DC — This Dec. 5, Repeal Day, marks the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Today, beer is the most-popular alcohol beverage choice for American adults, and is welcome at nearly every occasion. In turn, the

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The January 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 13,500,000 barrels. January 2012 removals were 13,340,000 (revised) for an increase of +1.2 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2011 and 2012: Month 2011

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Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

February 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute is recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month and record low drunk driving and underage drinking reports. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drunk-driving fatalities have decreased 53 percent since 1982 to a record low. Further, the federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows record low levels

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Beer Institute Names External Affairs, Communications Directors

January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute today announced the hiring of Christina Hartman as senior director of beer policy and external affairs and Megan Kirkpatrick as director of communications. The trade association also promoted veteran staffer Susan Haney to senior director of industry affairs and added Sandra Castro to manage administrative duties. The additional staff

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Barley Farmers Honor Brewers, Beer Importers

January 6, 2013

 “Friend of Barley” Award Accepted by Beer Institute WASHINGTON, DC – The National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) presented their 2013 “Friend of Barley” award to the Beer Institute, representing the American brewing and beer importing industry. Beer Institute President Joe McClain accepted the award during NBGA’s summer board meeting in Las Vegas on June 12.

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