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BEER INSTITUTE CALLS FOR STABILITY IN ALUMINUM MARKET

May 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute, issued the following statement after President Trump continued to exempt trading allies from the 10 percent aluminum tariff: “We appreciate President Trump’s desire to bring back jobs in the U.S. aluminum industry. However, the Beer Institute and its members stand united against the recently-imposed tariffs on imported aluminum. These tariffs are a new $347 million tax on the U.S. beer industry.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES MARCH 2018 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for March 2018: The March 2018 estimate is 14,570,000 barrels, a decrease of 3.1% versus March 2017 removals of 15,040,000. 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 RELEASES “HOME OF LIFE IN AMERICA: DEPICTIONS OF DOMESTIC LIFE FROM THE ART COLLECTION OF THE BEER INSTITUTE” TO MARK NATIONAL BEER DAY

April 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute celebrated the eve of National Beer Day by releasing “Home of Life In America: Depictions of Domestic Life from the Art Collection of the Beer Institute.” Between 1945 and 1956 the United States Brewers’ Association – the Beer Institute’s predecessor organization – produced and ran “Beer Belongs,” a national magazine advertising campaign that placed 120 ads in Life, Collier’s, Look, McCall’s, Sunset and Woman’s Home Companion.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES FEBRUARY 2018 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

April 3, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for February 2018: The February 2018 estimate is 11,202,000 barrels, a decrease of 3.4% versus February 2017 removals of 11,602,000. 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 Ramsey Cox, Director Media Relations and Public Affairs

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 it has named Ramsey Cox as its director of media relations and public affairs. ”I am thrilled to welcome Ramsey to the Beer Institute where she brings a wide-range of public affairs and media experience both as staff for a member of Congress and as a Capitol Hill reporter,” said Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO.

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Beer Institute asks President Trump to provide exemption for imported aluminum used to make beer cans

March 8, 2018

Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order imposing a 10% tariff on imported aluminum: ”This tariff on aluminum will hurt American breweries and beer importers that are employing Americans and producing beer, America’s most popular alcohol beverage. Our nation’s more than 5,000 active breweries are supporting more than 2.2 million jobs and helping to pour more than $350 billion into our national economy.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES JANUARY 2018 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

March 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for January 2018: The January 2018 estimate is 12,167,000 barrels, a decrease of 5.6% versus January 2017 removals of 12,889,000. 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 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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