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Beer Institute Releases April 2020 Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

May 21, 2020

Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for April 2020: The April 2020 estimate is 13,500,000 barrels, a decrease of 4.9% vs. April 2019 removals of 14,200,000. The Beer Institute is expecting significant revisions for March 2020, April 2020, and future months’ estimates as TTB Industry Circular 2020-2 has postponed reporting requirements for filing and payment due dates for up to 90 days.

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Beverage Alcohol Industry Calls for Equal Tax Treatment for Imports Amid COVID-19 Crisis to Protect Jobs

April 27, 2020

In a letter sent April 23 to Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. beverage alcohol associations urged the Administration to provide parity in the deferral of federal excise taxes payment for domestic and imported wine, beer and distilled spirits in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. (Click here to view the letter). Earlier this month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau allowed all U.S.

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Beer Institute and Brewers Association Urge State Excise Tax Deferral

WASHINGTON – Today, Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute, and Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association, released the following statement after sending a letter urging state legislators to defer the collection of state excise taxes on beer: “Every year, our nation’s beer industry pays more than $1.5 billion in state and local excise taxes.

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Beer Institute Poll: Americans Want to Drink a Beer with The Rock, Tom Brady and Lady Gaga

April 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – With National Beer Day approaching on April 7, the Beer Institute released survey results of the actor or actress, athlete, and musician Americans said they would most want to join for a beer. The findings: Americans would most like to share a beer with actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, and 11-time Grammy award winner Lady Gaga.

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Beer Institute Releases February 2020 Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for February 2020: The February 2020 estimate is 11,350,000 barrels, a decrease of -0.7% vs. February 2019 removals of 11,431,000.   Domestic Tax Paid – TTB (31 Gallon Barrels) Month 2019 2020 Percent Change Volume Change January 12,398,000 12,325,000 -0.6% -73,000 February 11,431,000 11,350,000 -0.7% -81,000 YTD 23,829,000 23,675,000 -0.6% -154,000   Please note that the estimates above reflect revised estimates released by the TTB.

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Beer Institute Statement on Reuters Report that Brewers Continue to Face Artificially Inflated Prices Stemming from Section 232 Aluminum Tariffs

March 19, 2020

Earlier today, Reuters published a piece, “How U.S. aluminum recyclers reap dividends from tariffs.” The article provided analysis from HARBOR Aluminum detailing how America’s brewers, who are currently facing significant economic pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are paying millions of additional dollars for aluminum ostensibly because of tariffs even though less than 15% of the new tariff costs are going to the U.S. Treasury.

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Americans Expected to Purchase More Than $1 Billion in Beer for Super Bowl LIV Parties

January 29, 2020

Beer remains clear beverage of choice for football fans nationwide according to Nielsen WASHINGTON –As millions around the country hit stores this week in preparation for this weekend’s Super Bowl parties, beer remains the number one beverage alcohol of choice on football fans’ shopping lists. According to data provided by Nielsen, last year Americans spent $1.2 billion on beer in the two weeks leading to the Super Bowl, compared to $568 million on distilled spirits and $652 million on wine.

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Beer Institute Highlights Transparency Issues in Aluminum Market on Beer Can Appreciation Day

January 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — To commemorate Beer Can Appreciation Day, this morning, the Beer Institute released an animated video, “Cracking the Case of Price Spikes,” highlighting transparency issues in the aluminum market. “America’s brewers purchase more than 36 billion aluminum cans every year, and aluminum is the most significant input cost for our nation’s beer industry,” said Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of Beer Institute.

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Beer Institute Names Bill Young Senior Director of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs

January 16, 2020

Washington, DC — The Beer Institute—a national trade association representing brewers, beer importers, and industry suppliers—announced it named Bill Young as senior director of health policy and regulatory affairs, bringing more than 25 years of experience working in the beer industry to the Beer Institute team. “I’m blessed to have this opportunity to continue my career with the Beer Institute.

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