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Brewers, Importers Host Public Policy Forum on Jobs

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…

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

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…

Brewers, Importers Send Hurricane Sandy Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2012 Contact: Chris Thorne 202.737.2337 cthorne@beerinstitutedev1.flywheelsites.com 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…

MillerCoors Chief Executive Takes Helm as Beer Institute Chairman

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…

New Data Show Retail Beer Sales Rose 2 Percent in 2011

For Immediate Release Contact: Zach Lowe for the Beer Institute (202) 777-3529 New Data Show Retail Beer Sales Rose 2 Percent in 2011  More Than $98 Billion in Retail Revenue Anchored by Boost in High-End Beer Sales Washington, D.C. – The Beer Institute today released new data that show retail beer sales rose more than 2…

Beer Institute Names New VP of Communications

For Immediate Release – April 2, 2012 Contact: Zach Lowe for The Beer Institute: (202) 777-3529 BEER INSTITUTE NAMES NEW VP OF COMMUNICATIONS Washington, D.C. – Today, the Beer Institute announced the hiring of Chris Thorne as Vice President of Communications for the trade association, whose members produce more than 90 percent of beer consumed…

On Labor Day, Beer Industry Recognizes Economic Contributions of Its Work Force

For Immediate Release – August 31, 2012 Contacts: Beer Institute – Zach Lowe, 202 777 3529 NBWA – Kelly Krammes, kkrammes@nbwa.org, 703-683-4300 ON LABOR DAY, BEER INDUSTRY RECOGNIZES ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF ITS WORK FORCE WASHINGTON – In conjunction with Labor Day, the Beer Institute (BI) and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) are recognizing the 1.8 million hardworking men…

Drunk Driving Fatalities Hit Record Low

Drunk Driving Fatalities Hit Record Low U.S. Brewers and Importers Remain Committed to Responsibility Initiatives WASHINGTON, DC – Drunk-driving deaths fell to a record-low level in 2011, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fatalities in crashes involving drunk drivers declined to a record-low level…

Beer Institute Honors Dan Tearno with Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award

For Immediate Release – July 30, 2012 Contact: Zach Lowe for the Beer Institute – (202) 777-3529 Beer Institute Honors Dan Tearno with Jeff Becker Beer Industry Service Award Former HEINEKEN USA SVP has Spent More than 30 Years Advocating for Beer NEW YORK – The Beer Institute awarded longtime Heineken executive Dan Tearno the 2012 Jeff Becker Beer Industry…

U. of Michigan “Monitoring the Future” Study Finds Alcohol Consumption Among Teens at Historic Low

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lindsay Mize (202) 777-3540 lmize@clsdc.com University of Michigan “Monitoring the Future” Study Finds Alcohol Consumption Among Teens at Historic Low Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2011) – The Beer Institute and its membership hailed a recently released study by the University of Michigan, which found that alcohol consumption “continued a long-term gradual decline among teens,…