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Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act October 16, 2019 2:08 pm –Campaign Results in more than 6,000 Engagements with Congressional Offices-  WASHINGTON – Nearly 2,000 individuals affiliated with the beverage alcohol sector contacted their members...

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U.S. Alcohol Trade Groups Call for End to Tariffs on EU Spirits and Wine

Updated Release: Oct. 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. alcohol trade groups urged an end to tariffs on EU distilled spirits and wine following the United States decision announced today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Malt Irish Whiskey from Northern...

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2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition Winners

2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition Winners

EMBARGOED Until: July 16, 2019 5:00 EST American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition Winners CHICAGO, IL (July 16, 2019) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announced the winners of the 2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition, which was open to craft whiskeys from all 50 states...

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Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and Senators Back Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019 Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and Senators Back Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Broad alcohol trade group coalition presses to make federal excise tax reform permanent WASHINGTON, DC – Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362)...

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ACSA MEMBERSHIP ELECTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHRIS MONTANA, MAGGIE CAMPBELL, & COLIN KEEGAN RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, & SECRETARY/TREASURER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION DISTILLERS TO STEER NEWLY-APPOINTED GROUP OF VETERAN BOARD MEMBERS & NEW LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2019) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the re-election of...

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CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION & TAX REFORM ACT REINTRODUCED TO HOUSE BY CONGRESSMEN KIND & KELLY

Permanent Excise Tax Remains ACSA’s Main Focus in 2019 Washington, DC (February 13, 2019) – The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which would offer the craft distilling community permanent Federal Excise Tax (FET) relief, a benefit that the beer and wine industries have enjoyed for some time,...

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AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 CRAFT SPIRITS AWARD WINNERS

Recipients Selected from a Pool of Nearly 500 Entrants Across 38 States MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 12, 2019) – Last night, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), the nation’s only national registered non-profit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits industry, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Judging of Craft...

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The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S-362) Meets the 116th Congress (Senate)

NEWS RELEASE Senators Wyden and Blunt Reintroduce Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S-362) Beverage Alcohol Producers Set Sights on Permanence Washington, D.C.• February 06, 2019 – The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) S-362, a bill was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate today with strong support...

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ACSA Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon Dave Pickerell

ACSA Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon Dave Pickerell

On behalf of the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), we are heartbroken to learn of Dave Pickerell’s sudden passing. In addition to serving as an early industry visionary, Dave left an indelible mark on the entire craft spirits community, and his contribution as a founding affiliate member of ACSA can never be overlooked. As an original member of...

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CRAFT SPIRITS PRODUCERS SOLD MORE THAN 7 MILLION CASES LAST YEAR ALONE

Craft Producer Distillery Growth, Export Growth, and Volume Growth Among Key Highlights at Annual U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Briefing NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2018) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), Park Street, and the IWSR today presented highlights from the 2018 Craft Spirits Data Project (the Project)...

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Leaders Of Global Whiskey Groups Unite In Kentucky, Call On World Leaders To Come Together And Restore Open And Fair Trade Of Spirits

For Immediate Release – July 26, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Executives with the world’s top whiskey associations today called upon global leaders to engage in timely dialogue that results in the prompt removal of recent tariffs between long-time friends and allies, particularly those imposed on spirits exports. At the...

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