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Beer Institute Statement on the Passing of TTB Administrator John Manfreda

May 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, issued the following statement on the passing of John Manfreda, Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB): ”It is with deep sadness I learned of John Manfreda’s passing. On behalf of the Beer Institute as well as our members, I would like to offer condolences to John’s family as well as to the TTB staff. ”John’s service at TTB was remarkable.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES APRIL 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for April 2019: The April 2019 estimate is 14,106,000 barrels, a decrease of 0.2% vs. April 2018 removals of 14,128,149 barrels. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

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New Economic Report: Beer Industry Creates 2 Million Jobs, Contributes $328 Billion to U.S. Economy

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their Beer Serves America economic report on the nation’s beer industry just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer-selling season. The study found the U.S. beer industry supports more than 2.1 million good-paying, local jobs in a wide range of industries, including farming, manufacturing, construction and transportation in every community across the country.

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Beer Institute Praises Majority of Senate for Supporting Excise Tax Relief for America’s Brewers and Beer Importers

May 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) adding her name as a cosponsor, the Beer Institute today lauded the 51 U.S. Senators for cosponsoring the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362), comprehensive legislation that provides fair and equitable reforms to the federal excise tax for brewers and beer importers of all sizes. The bill now has enough support to pass in the chamber if the legislation came to the Senate floor.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES MARCH 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for March 2019: The March 2019 estimate is 14,347,000 barrels, a decrease of 2.0% vs. March 2018 removals of 14,646,425. 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 Poll: America Wants to Drink a Beer with Betty White

April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With National Beer Day approaching on April 7, the Beer Institute released survey results of celebrities Americans said they would most want to join for a beer. The findings: nearly 1-in-5 Americans said they want to drink a beer with 97-year-old actress, Betty White.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES FEBRUARY 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for February 2019: The February 2019 estimate is 11,198,000 barrels, a decrease of 0.4% vs. February 2018 removals of 11,244,618. 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: One Year After Tariffs, Brewers Are Overpaying for Cansheet

March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year since the 232 tariffs on aluminum took effect, the Beer Institute retained Harbor Aluminum to estimate and detail the impact the tariffs on aluminum cansheet are having on the U.S. beverage industry, including brewers. Research done by Harbor Aluminum, an independent authority on the aluminum industry and its markets, found that while the U.S. beverage industry paid an equivalent to $250 million in Section 232 tariffs  for aluminum cansheet during March to December 2018, the U.S.

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Beer Institute, American Beverage Association, Brewers Association and Can Manufacturers Institute Praise Re-Introduction of Aluminum Pricing Examination Act

March 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Trade associations representing American’s beer and beverage industries today praised Representatives Al Lawson (D-FL) and Ken Buck (R-CO) for reintroducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R.1406), bipartisan legislation that would enhance the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Department of Justice’s (DOJ) authorities over aluminum price benchmarking entities, including those that publish the Midwest Premium. Created by metal producers years ago, the intent of the Midwest Premium was to reflect the cost of attracting aluminum into North America.

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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES JANUARY 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for January 2019: The January 2019 estimate is 12,310,000 barrels, an increase of 1.2% vs. January 2018 removals of 12,167,000. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) prior to the shutdown.

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