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Beer Institute Statement on Vermont Bill H.730

May 17, 2022

”Liquor-based RTDs belong in liquor stores – not on grocery shelves with Vermont brewers,” said Beer Institute Director of Public Affairs Alex Davidson. ”While Vermont legislators recognized that liquor is different from beer, H.730 was a massive handout to the liquor industry at the expense of Vermont taxpayers and brewers. Relinquishing distribution rights and moving liquor-based RTDs out of Vermont’s state-run 802 liquor stores will drastically reduce state revenue and undermine the responsible drinking message that the beer industry has long supported.

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New Research Shows the Tariffs on Aluminum Have Cost the U.S. Beverage Industry $1.4 Billion

April 14, 2022

The tariffs drive up the costs of consumer goods and strain American families and businesses WASHINGTON — Nearly four years since the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum took effect, the U.S. beverage industry alone has paid more than $1.4 billion in tariffs. New research shows that the tariffs have driven up the price of aluminum because rolling mills and smelters are including the tariffs in their prices – regardless of whether the metal is subject to Section 232 tariffs. That means U.S.

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Beer Institute Announces Departure of President & CEO James McGreevy, Announces New Executive Search

April 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Beer Institute, one of the nation’s oldest trade associations representing brewers, beer importers, and beer industry suppliers, today announced the departure of President & CEO Jim McGreevy. He will leave the organization in early May. An announcement of his future is forthcoming. “I am honored to have been part of a great team that advocates for the interests of all brewers and beer importers.

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Beer Institute Releases February 2022 Domestic Tax Paid Estimate

March 30, 2022

Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for February 2022: The February 2022 estimate is 11,100,000 barrels, a decrease of 5.8% compared to February 2021 removals of 11,781,000.   Domestic Tax Paid – TTB (31 Gallon Barrels) Month 2021 2022 Percent Change Volume Change January 13,115,000 12,300,000 -6.2% -815,000 February 11,781,000 11,100,000 -5.8% -681,000 YTD 24,896,000 23,400,000 -6.0% -1,496,000   The March 2022 domestic tax paid estimate is scheduled to be released on April 27, 2022.

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Beer Institute Names Annie Starke as Senior Director of Federal Affairs, Jeff Guittard as Senior Manager of Communications

March 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Beer Institute — one of the nation’s oldest trade associations representing brewers, beer importers, and beer industry suppliers — announced it named Annie Starke as senior director of federal affairs and Jeff Guittard as senior manager of communications. Annie Starke joins the Beer Institute from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she worked extensively on federal tax policy. Annie is a former congressional staffer for the House Ways and Means Committee and spent two years working at the National Beer Wholesalers Association.

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Beer Industry Experiencing Unprecedented Levels of Competition in Contrast to Treasury Report on Alcohol

February 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – In response to the Biden Administration’s release of the Treasury report on alcohol, Beer Institute President and CEO Jim McGreevy released the following statement: “We are disappointed by the Administration’s mischaracterization of the thriving American beer industry. The American beer industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the country.

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Beer Institute Poll: Entering Super Bowl week, a Majority of 2022 Battleground Voters Throw a Penalty Flag on Inflation and 232 Tariffs

February 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — A majority of registered voters – 55 percent – in six key battleground states support a repeal of the 232 aluminum and steel tariffs, according to a recent poll conducted by Bully Pulpit Interactive and commissioned by the Beer Institute. Driven by soaring inflation, 55 percent of voters name the cost of living as a top concern and 86 percent of voters say the cost of living is headed in the wrong direction.

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