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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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Beer Institute Applauds Senate Extension of Beer Excise Tax Relief

December 19, 2019

Senate moves to provide critical tax relief for U.S. brewers and beer importers WASHINGTON – Today, Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would extend popular excise tax relief for all brewers and beer importers. The House of Representatives passed identical legislation earlier this week.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES NOVEMBER 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for November 2019: The November 2019 estimate is 11,935,000 barrels, an increase of 0.9% vs. November 2018 removals of 11,830,309. 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 Thanks U.S. House for Extension of Excise Tax Relief

December 17, 2019

House passage first step in continuing to provide critical tax relief for U.S. brewers and beer importers WASHINGTON – Today, Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would extend popular excise tax relief for all brewers and beer importers.

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Beer Institute Names Alex Davidson as Director of Media Relations

December 2, 2019

Washington, DC — The Beer Institute–one of the nation’s oldest trade associations representing America’s brewers, beer importers and industry suppliers–today announced Alex Davidson has joined the organization as its director of media relations. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Davidson most recently worked for Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) as his communications director. Before joining Representative Mitchell’s staff, Davidson worked for both Representatives Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Mike Bost (R-IL).

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