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Beer Serves America…Literally

January 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new economic impact study released today shows America’s beer industry—made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers—directly and indirectly contributes $246.6 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The American beer industry includes: 2,851 brewing establishment 3,728 distributors 576,353 retailers Jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute (BI) and the National

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Number of Permitted Brewers Reaches All-Time High

December 12, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2012 Contact: Chris Thorne 202.737.2337 cthorne@beerinstitute.org Number of Permitted Brewers Reaches All-Time High WASHINGTON, DC – The Beer Institute announced new data today showing that the number of active permitted brewers rose to a historic high of 2,751, as reported by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This

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Beer Institute Releases Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

WASHINGTON, DC -Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers: The November 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 13,450,000 barrels. November 2012 removals were 13,500,000 (revised) for a decrease of 0.4 percent. Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013: Month 2012 2013

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Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

September 4, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2012 CONTACT Rachel Gartner- rgartner@clsdc.com 202-777-3560 BEER INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH As Proms, Graduations, and Summer Break Near, April is Critical Month for Alcohol Education WASHINGTON, DC-– Today, the Beer Institute is recognizing National Alcohol Awareness Month by reemphasizing the industry’s commitment to measures that help prevent underage drinking and

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Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2012 CONTACT Rachel Gartner- rgartner@clsdc.com 202-777-3560 BEER INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH As Proms, Graduations, and Summer Break Near, April is Critical Month for Alcohol Education WASHINGTON, DC-– Today, the Beer Institute is recognizing National Alcohol Awareness Month by reemphasizing the industry’s commitment to measures that help prevent underage drinking and

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New Data Show Beer Sales in Restaurants Shot Up More Than 9 Percent in 2011

August 2, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Zach Lowe for The Beer Institute (202) 777-3529 New Data Show Beer Sales in Restaurants Shot Up More Than 9 Percent in 2011 Restaurants Responsible for Twenty-four Percent of Total Beer Sales Last Year Washington, D.C. – The Beer Institute today released new data that show that value of beer sales in

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Brewers, Importers Host Public Policy Forum on Jobs

July 9, 2012

September 27, 2012 Contact: Chris Thorne (202) 737-2337 BREWERS, IMPORTERS HOST PUBLIC POLICY FORUM ON JOBS Industry Insights Panel: Beer Creates Jobs for Small Businesses WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives of companies that produce hops, cans and bottle caps spoke at a Congressional forum today, sponsored by beer brewers and importers, on how the U.S. beer industry

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Beer Institute Pres. Joe McClain on Supreme Court Action – Wine Country Gift Baskets.com v. Steen

July 3, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2011 CONTACT: Andrew Koneschusky (202) 777-3553 akoneschusky@clsdc.com Statement by Beer Institute President Joe McClain on Supreme Court Action WASHINGTON (March 7, 2011)– Beer Institute President Joe McClain issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court declining to grant certiorari in Wine Country Gift Baskets.com v. Steen.: “The Beer Institute

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Brewers, Importers Send Hurricane Sandy Relief

May 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2012 Contact: Chris Thorne 202.737.2337 cthorne@beerinstitute.org BREWERS, IMPORTERS SEND HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF Beer Industry Donates Cash, Drinking Water, to Recovering Communities WASHINGTON, DC – Major beer brewers and importers have been sending much needed relief to families in communities recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy with a mix of donations

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MillerCoors Chief Executive Takes Helm as Beer Institute Chairman

March 7, 2012

For Immediate Release – July 23, 2012 Contact: Zach Lowe for the Beer Institute – (202) 777-3529 MillerCoors Chief Executive Takes Helm as Beer Institute Chairman Anheuser-Busch President named Vice Chair; CBA Operations Chief Joins Ex-Officio Board WASHINGTON – The Beer Institute Board of Directors voted today to name Tom Long, CEO of MillerCoors, as Chairman of the Board of

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