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Statement from the Beer Institute Regarding Latest CAMY Study

July 11, 2013

Statement from the Beer Institute, attributed to Joe McClain, President: “Once again, a CAMY study is rooted in shaky ground, with taxpayers footing the bill for the group’s anti-alcohol advocacy. Just last month, Forbes ran an op-ed about an earlier CAMY report calling their work an ‘ethically dodgy masquerade.’ Existing studies do not demonstrate causality

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Statement from the Beer Institute on Underage Binge Drinking

July 9, 2013

Statement attributed to Joe McClain, President, Beer Institute: “While there is always more work we can do, this Monitoring the Future Study found that all levels of teen binge drinking and extreme binge drinking actually decreased from 2005 to 2011. But even as these trends show progress, brewers and beer importers remain committed to working

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BI Supports the Federal Government’s Campaign to Reduce Underage Drinking for 7th Consecutive Year

July 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – For the seventh consecutive year, the country’s major brewers and beer importers are promoting the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” program with messages on social media and in TV, radio, print, online and outdoor ads. The “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign carries a simple but powerful message: “The legal drinking age is 21. Thanks for not providing alcohol to teens.” “The national program aims to limit access to alcohol by underage drinkers.

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Beer Sales Could Top $11 Billion this Summer

July 3, 2013

Beer Institute Recognizes Economic Contribution of Beer and Marks the Unofficial Start of Summer WASHINGTON, DC—More than 38 million American households will purchase a cold beer this summer, making beer the preferred choice over all other beverage alcohol for summer occasions like backyard barbecues and ball games with friends and family. In the 15 weeks

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Beer Sales Could Top $1 Billion Again This July Fourth

Beer Institute Marks Holiday Week by Releasing 2012 State Consumption Ranking WASHINGTON, DC – If you are reaching into a picnic cooler for an ice cold beer this Independence Day holiday, you are in good company. More than 99 million Americans drink beer responsibly, making beer the top choice over wine and hard liquor for

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The May 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,300,000 barrels. May 2012 removals were 16,919,000 (revised) for a decrease of 3.7%. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Underage Drinking Hits Record Low

June 9, 2013

Brewers, Beer Importers Praise Study Results WASHINGTON, DC – Underage drinking continues to decline, according to a benchmark federal survey of alcohol and drug use. Brewers and beer importers, who fund community-based responsibility programs, praised the new data, but said more needs to be done. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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Beer Institute Files Comments with the FDA

May 11, 2013

The Beer Institute has been following the latest developments with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and analyzing its potential impact to the U.S. brewing industry. Action was required to amend the interpretation of this legislation to exempt hops and brewers’ spent grains from costly regulation under this new law. The Beer Institute filed two comments

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