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Newly-Appointed Veteran Board Members to Steer ACSA and Its Membership Through COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

BECKY HARRIS, P.T. WOOD, & JEFF KANOF ELECTED PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, & SECRETARY/TREASURER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2020) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the election of Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. (VA) as the President of the...

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New Hand Sanitizers Packaged in Beverage Bottles Could Pose Health Risks

During the coronavirus pandemic, calls to poison control centers related to sanitizer have risen Among the products Americans are having a hard time purchasing during the coronavirus pandemic, hand sanitizer tops the list: Seventy-four percent of people say they have been unable to track it down, according to a new nationally...

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Craft Distillers Struggle to Survive Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has battered the entire whisky industry but perhaps no one is struggling quite like the thousands of craft distillers in the U.S. The pandemic has shuttered tasting rooms and disrupted distribution, cutting off crucial revenue streams, prompting staff cuts, and potentially putting some on the brink of permanent closure. While...

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The Monthly Mash: April 2020

The Monthly Mash: April 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.4   Member-Owned, Industry-Driven       ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers.     From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in the Craft Spirits Industry: Be prepared. Always, be prepared. I...

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Craft Distillers Were Booming. Now They Face Bust.

In recent years, sales for small liquor makers have been surging, but coronavirus has shuttered tasting rooms and disrupted distribution. For Todd Thrasher, it seemed like a sure bet. In October 2018, he opened a sprawling bar and rum distillery along the newly revitalized District Wharf in Washington, D.C.,...

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The Monthly Mash: March 2020

The Monthly Mash: March 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.3 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven     ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers.       From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer March 31, 2020   Dear Friends in Our Craft Spirits Community: Since the outbreak...

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