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Beer Institute Releases December 2022 Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

January 26, 2023

Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for December 2022: The December 2022 estimate is 11,900,000 barrels, a decrease of 14.1% compared to December 2021 removals of 13,848,277 barrels. Final estimates for the 2022 calendar year for domestic tax paid shipments are 161,586,015, down 4.6% from 2021.

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Beer Associations Push Back Against North Dakota’s HB 1303

January 18, 2023

New year, same story: The liquor industry is lobbying in North Dakota to reclassify canned cocktails as wine to reduce their tax rate. We joined the Brewers Association and National Beer Wholesalers Association in a letter calling for North Dakota lawmakers to maintain clear distinctions between beer, wine and liquor.

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Lange, Saunders and Crawford named The Hill’s Top Lobbyists

December 7, 2022

  We are excited to announce that Annie Starke Lange, Mary Jane Saunders and Brian Crawford were named among The Hill’s Top Lobbyists for 2022! Annie and Mary Jane were recognized for their tireless work advocating for America’s $331 billion beer industry and the more than two million Americans whose jobs rely on a thriving beer economy.

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Beer Institute Responds to Public Sector Consultants MI and NE RTD Report

November 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Beer Institute released the following statement in response to Public Sector Consultants’ report on ready-to-drink beverage price increases in Michigan and Nebraska. “This new report shows how Michigan and Nebraska legislators and consumers got a raw deal with these massive tax carveouts for big liquor,” said Alex Davidson, director of public affairs at the Beer Institute. “Hard liquor company promises of lower prices for consumers never came true.

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New Research Shows Tariffs on Aluminum Have Cost the U.S. Beverage Industry $1.7 Billion

October 27, 2022

Tariffs exacerbate inflation and strain on American families and businesses WASHINGTON – Nearly four and a half years since the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum took effect, the U.S. beverage industry alone has paid more than $1.7 billion in tariffs. Brewers and beverage producers pay a higher price for aluminum because rolling mills and smelters include tariffs in their prices — regardless of whether the metal is subject to Section 232 tariffs.

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Brian Crawford Named President & Chief Executive Officer of the Beer Institute

October 11, 2022

Joins Beer Industry from the American Hotel and Lodging Association CHICAGO – The Beer Institute – one of the nation’s oldest trade associations representing brewers, beer importers and beer industry suppliers – announced today the appointment of Brian Crawford to president and chief executive officer of the trade association. Brian joins the Beer Institute from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), where he is executive vice president of government affairs.

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