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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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American Craft Spirits Applauds Senate Finance on Tax Reform

Recognizing the Substantial Economic Benefits of Growing American Craft Spirits Manufacturing, Senate Finance Includes Tax Parity for Distillers November 15, 2017 (Washington) – Last night, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released his Chairman’s markup of the long-awaited major tax reform proposal, which included a landmark provision to...

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