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Beer Institute condemns Department of Commerce’s aluminum tariff recommendations

February 16, 2018

 Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, released the following statement on the Department of Commerce’s recommendations contained in the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum report: “It is disheartening that Secretary Ross did not recommend to President Trump excluding primary aluminum and cansheet from tariffs and other import restrictions in the Department of Commerce’s 232 report. Additionally, we are concerned that the secretary seems to have minimized the multiple concerns that downstream aluminum users have raised.

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Food and beverage industry urges President Trump not to impose tariffs on cansheet and primary aluminum

February 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—In light of the Commerce Department submitting to the White House the results of its 232 investigation examining the national security impacts of aluminum imports, CEOs from some of America’s leading food and beverage companies and trade associations joined the American Beverage Association, Beer Institute, and Can Manufacturers Institute today in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting that he refrain from imposing tariffs or import restrictions on cansheet, primary aluminum, and scrap.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES DECEMBER 2017 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

January 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for December 2017: The December 2017 estimate is 12,519,000 barrels, a decrease of 8.0% versus December 2016 removals of 13,615,000. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

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Beer Institute Names Dan Roth, Senior Director of Public Affairs

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute, one of the nation’s oldest trade associations representing America’s brewers, beer importers and industry suppliers, announced today that Beer Institute communications director Dan Roth has been promoted to serve as the trade association’s senior director of public affairs. Roth joined the Beer Institute in May 2016 as its communications director where he was instrumental in working on successful efforts to provide federal excise tax relief to brewers and beer importers.

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Beer Institute Partners with nearly 60 Members of Congress to Curb Drunk Driving

December 22, 2017

Holiday public service announcements ask Americans to plan ahead and drink responsibly WASHINGTON, DC –The Beer Institute, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, announced today that 59 members of Congress–from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate–took part in their annual public service announcement campaign. These elected officials are joining with America’s brewers and beer importers to urge Americans across the country to drink responsibly this holiday season.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES NOVEMBER 2017 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

December 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for November 2017: The November 2017 estimate is 12,567,000 barrels, an increase of 1.2% versus November 2016 removals of 12,243,000 barrels. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

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BEER INSTITUTE PRAISES U.S. CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR PASSAGE OF TAX RELIEF FOR BREWERS AND BEER IMPORTERS

December 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC –The Beer Institute—a national trade association representing brewers, beer importers, and industry suppliers—today praised the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and President Donald J. Trump for their commitment to tax reform and for including two years of federal excise tax relief for America’s brewers and beer importers as a part of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Beer Institute Launches Video Campaign Highlighting Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

December 11, 2017

BI Members Tout Commitment to Provide Consumers with More Meaningful Information about their Products Washington, D.C. –  The Beer Institute unveiled a series of three videos today explaining the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and its members’ commitment to disclose information about their products’ ingredients, nutritional facts, alcohol by volume and freshness. “We are proud to uphold our reputation as a leader in the alcohol beverage industry in quality and transparency,” said Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES OCTOBER 2017 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

November 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for October 2017: The October 2017 estimate is 13,726,000 barrels, an increase of 5.6% versus October 2016 removals of 12,998,000. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

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