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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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Beer Serves America…Literally

January 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new economic impact study released today shows America’s beer industry—made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers—directly and indirectly contributes $246.6 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The American beer industry includes: 2,851 brewing establishment 3,728 distributors 576,353 retailers Jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute (BI) and the National

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Number of Permitted Brewers Reaches All-Time High

December 12, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2012 Contact: Chris Thorne 202.737.2337 cthorne@beerinstitute.org Number of Permitted Brewers Reaches All-Time High WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute announced new data today showing that the number of active permitted brewers rose to a historic high of 2,751, as reported by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This

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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 November 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 13,450,000 barrels. November 2012 removals were 13,500,000 (revised) for a decrease of 0.4 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

September 4, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2012 CONTACT Rachel Gartner- rgartner@clsdc.com 202-777-3560 BEER INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH As Proms, Graduations, and Summer Break Near, April is Critical Month for Alcohol Education WASHINGTON, DC-– Today, the Beer Institute is recognizing National Alcohol Awareness Month by reemphasizing the industry’s commitment to measures that help prevent underage drinking and

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