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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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Beer Institute Reacts to House Vote on Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act: “We are deeply concerned by lawmakers’ vote to increase taxes on businesses amidst an unprecedented and unpredictable economic environment.

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Beer Industry: Now Is Not the Time to Increase Taxes on Brewers

August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute released the following statement in response to a proposed reconciliation bill in the U.S. Senate: “We are deeply concerned by lawmakers’ intention to increase taxes on businesses amidst an unprecedented and unpredictable economic environment.

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