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BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES MAY 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for May 2019: The May 2019 estimate is 15,041,000 barrels, a decrease of 1.5% vs. May 2018 removals of 15,263,578. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Beer Institute Honors August A. Busch III with Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award

ST. LOUIS – Today, the Beer Institute awarded August A. Busch III with the 2019 Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award for his leadership and dedication in the beer industry and America’s beer drinkers. The award was presented at the Beer Institute’s Annual Membership Meeting, which was held in St. Louis. “August A. Busch III has dedicated his life and career to the beer industry, having served it for decades,” said Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute.

Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and SenatorsBack Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362) continues to build momentum with 218 members of the United States House of Representatives and 65 members of the Senate supporting the bipartisan legislation.

Beer Institute Urges President Trump Not to Impose Mexican Import Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed tariff on Mexican imports – including beer: “The Beer Institute and its members urge President Trump and his administration to reconsider imposing another tax on the beer industry. “The beer industry is a thriving economic engine for America.

Beer Institute Statement on the Passing of TTB Administrator John Manfreda

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, issued the following statement on the passing of John Manfreda, Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB): ”It is with deep sadness I learned of John Manfreda’s passing. On behalf of the Beer Institute as well as our members, I would like to offer condolences to John’s family as well as to the TTB staff. ”John’s service at TTB was remarkable.

BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES APRIL 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for April 2019: The April 2019 estimate is 14,106,000 barrels, a decrease of 0.2% vs. April 2018 removals of 14,128,149 barrels. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

New Economic Report: Beer Industry Creates 2 Million Jobs, Contributes $328 Billion to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their Beer Serves America economic report on the nation’s beer industry just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer-selling season. The study found the U.S. beer industry supports more than 2.1 million good-paying, local jobs in a wide range of industries, including farming, manufacturing, construction and transportation in every community across the country.

Beer Institute Praises Majority of Senate for Supporting Excise Tax Relief for America’s Brewers and Beer Importers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) adding her name as a cosponsor, the Beer Institute today lauded the 51 U.S. Senators for cosponsoring the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362), comprehensive legislation that provides fair and equitable reforms to the federal excise tax for brewers and beer importers of all sizes. The bill now has enough support to pass in the chamber if the legislation came to the Senate floor.

BEER INSTITUTE RELEASES MARCH 2019 DOMESTIC TAX PAID ESTIMATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers for March 2019: The March 2019 estimate is 14,347,000 barrels, a decrease of 2.0% vs. March 2018 removals of 14,646,425. Please note that the estimates reflect revised estimates released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Beer Institute Poll: America Wants to Drink a Beer with Betty White

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With National Beer Day approaching on April 7, the Beer Institute released survey results of celebrities Americans said they would most want to join for a beer. The findings: nearly 1-in-5 Americans said they want to drink a beer with 97-year-old actress, Betty White.