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Beer Institute Names Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as 2021 Beer Champion

September 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions” for his instrumental leadership in supporting federal policies that aid the success of U.S. brewers and beer importers. The Beer Institute recognized Schumer for his leadership in the Senate. Last year he helped ensure long-term tax relief for all U.S. brewers and beer importers through permanency of the tax provisions in the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which he cosponsored.

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Beer Institute Names Representative Henry Cuellar as 2021 Beer Champion

Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions.” The Beer Institute recognized Cuellar 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 Names Senator Roy Blunt as 2021 Beer Champion

Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions” for his instrumental leadership in supporting federal policies that aid the success of U.S. brewers and beer importers. The Beer institute recognized him for his leadership in the Senate that paved the way to providing long-term tax relief for brewers and beer importers through permanency of the tax provisions in the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which he sponsored with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).

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Beer Institute Names Representative Darin LaHood as 2021 Beer Champion

Today, the Beer Institute announced United States Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions” for his instrumental leadership in supporting federal policies that aid the success of U.S. brewers and beer importers. The Beer Institute recognized LaHood for his leadership in the House to provide tax relief for the hospitality sector through his bill, the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2021.

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Beer Institute Names 2021 Beer Champions

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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