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American Craft Spirits Association Toasts to Federal Excise Tax Reform Extension

For Media Inquiries: Alexandra S. Clough GATHER PR Alexandra@gatherpr.com 516.428.7210 American Craft Spirits Association Toasts to Federal Excise Tax Reform Extension Craft Distillers Earn Tax Parity for One More Year December 20, 2019 (Washington) – Following approvals in the U.S. House and Senate, today the President passed the Craft...

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U.S. SENATE PASSES FET EXTENSION FOR ONE YEAR TERM LEGISLATION SET TO CROSS PRESIDENT’S DESK BEFORE FRIDAY

For Media Inquiries: Alexandra S. Clough GATHER PR Alexandra@gatherpr.com 516.428.7210 U.S. SENATE PASSES FET EXTENSION FOR ONE YEAR TERM LEGISLATION SET TO CROSS PRESIDENT’S DESK BEFORE FRIDAY December 19, 2019 (Washington) – The U.S. Senate has passed a one-year extension of the Craft Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CMBTRA)...

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Leaders from the Distilled Spirits Industry Applaud Senate Leader McConnell on Support and Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act 

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019                                                   Contact: Lisa Hawkins 202-256-1330 Leaders from the Distilled Spirits Industry Applaud Senate Leader McConnell for Support of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act WASHINGTON – Following the introduction of legislation that contains a one-year extension of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.362/H.R. 1175), the...

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American Craft Spirits Association Partners with TIPS

American Craft Spirits Association Partners with TIPS to Promote Responsible Drinking Culture ARLINGTON, VA – November 5, 2019 – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced a partnership to promote the responsible service and sale of alcohol within the spirits industry. As part...

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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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