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Beer Institute Responds to Latest DISCUS Report


WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute released the following statement in response to the latest economic briefing by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States:

“Beer remains America’s number one choice in beverage alcohol and has had a special place in our nation’s past, present, and future. It’s interesting to hear liquor companies boast about making money hand-over-fist while simultaneously going state-to-state hunting for more tax carveouts from state legislatures,” said Brian Crawford, president and CEO of the Beer Institute. “It’s important to consider the context of their claims. If the liquor industry is making more money simply because they are charging a higher premium for their products, it’s not a true reflection of its market success.”