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Beer Institute Names 2021 Beer Champions

September 28, 2021

Today, the Beer Institute named twelve members of the United States Congress as its “2021 Beer Champions” for their leadership in supporting federal policies that aid U.S. brewers, beer importers and beer industry suppliers. The Beer Institute recognized them for securing permanent excise tax relief, championing efforts for tax relief for products that spoiled due to closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuring the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect a preponderance of the scientific evidence.

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Beer Institute Names Senator Catherine Cortez Masto as 2021 Beer Champion

Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions” for her instrumental leadership in supporting federal policies that aid the success of U.S. brewers and beer importers. The Beer Institute recognized Cortez Masto for her leadership in the Senate to provide tax relief for the hospitality sector through his bill, the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2021, which she introduced with Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

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Beer Institute Names Representative Andy Harris as 2021 Beer Champion

Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions.” The Beer Institute recognized Harris for his leadership in Congress to ensure the Dietary Guidelines for Americans continue to base its recommendations on the preponderance of scientific evidence.

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Beer Institute Honors Eric Shepard with Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award

September 27, 2021

Today, the Beer Institute awarded Eric Shepard with the 2021 Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award for his dedication to providing thorough, accurate, and timely information both to and about America’s Beer Industry. After 44 years of reporting on the nation’s beer industry at Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS, Eric retired last month as the publication’s vice president and executive editor. The Beer Institute presented Bill with the award as part of its Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Beer Institute Honors Bill Hackett with Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award

Today, the Beer Institute awarded Bill Hackett, former executive vice president and chairman at Constellation Brands Beer Division, with the 2021 Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award for his leadership and dedication to the beer industry and America’s beer drinkers. The Beer Institute presented Bill with the award as part of its Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. “Bill is one of the cornerstones of the American beer industry.

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Beer Institute Toasts Millions of Beer Jobs on Labor Day

September 6, 2021

Today, Beer Institute President and CEO Jim McGreevy released the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day: “This Labor Day, we toast the more than two million hard-working men and women across our nation whose jobs rely on a vibrant beer economy. From farmers to truck drivers and brewers to bartenders, the production, distribution and sale of beer creates good-paying jobs in every corner of our nation.

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NEW REPORT SHOWS BEER LEADS ALL ALCOHOL CATEGORIES IN PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION TO CONSUMERS

August 4, 2021

75% of Americans age 21 and older support nutrition labels on alcohol beverages   WASHINGTON – More than 95% of the beer volume sold by Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Constellation Brands Beer Division, HEINEKEN USA, and FIFCO USA now voluntarily provides nutritional information, according to the results of an independent survey by John Dunham and Associates released today by the Beer Institute. No other alcohol segment can match the transparency these brewers and beer importers provide to consumers.

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