Helping Congress See the Local Contributions of America’s Brewers
Helping Congress See the Local Contributions of America’s Brewers

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Helping Congress See the Local Contributions of America’s Brewers

by the Beer Institute

Last week, America’s brewers flew in to Washington, D.C. from all corners of the nation to meet with our representatives in Congress and thank them for supporting our thriving, competitive industry. “Beer advocates from all across the U.S. met with members of both parties to highlight beer’s contributions to local economies and communities,” said Beer Institute director of public affairs Alex Davidson.

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Vermont Liquor Handouts Hurt Taxpayers and the Local Beer Economy

by the Beer Institute

Even as most other states rejected its lobbying efforts, the liquor industry recently received a massive handout that’s likely to hurt Vermont taxpayers, while boosting profits for a few big, out-of-state liquor companies. New legislation significantly reduces the tax rate on canned cocktails and directs more money into the coffers of out-of-state liquor companies. It also allows Vermont’s private beverage retailers to start selling liquor-based drinks for the first time — edging out the state’s beer products that have long supported local communities and businesses.

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