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CEOs of Major Beverage Alcohol Associations Send Letter to Congress Urging Immediate Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

– Struggling Craft Producers Face Significant Tax Hike if Congress Fails to Act by Year-End – WASHINGTON – Chief executive officers from eight major beverage alcohol associations sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging immediate passage of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S. 362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA)...

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A STATEMENT FROM ACSA CEO MARGIE A.S. LEHRMAN & PRESIDENT BECKY HARRIS ON FEDERAL EXCISE TAX (FET) RELIEF

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2020) — The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) applauds Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who sent an urgent letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer today urging the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA,...

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LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action

November 30, 2020                          LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline WASHINGTON –  Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on December 1...

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American Craft Spirits Association and Distilled Spirits Council Co-Host Annual Public Policy Conference September 15-16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Distillers from across the country will gather virtually September 15-16 for the distilled spirits industry’s annual Public Policy Conference co-hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Click here to register. “As our industry slowly and safely crawls back...

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LEADERS FROM FIVE CRAFT DISTILLERIES APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION

Newly-Selected Group, Including Two Returning Board Members, to Liaise with ACSA Officers and Membership Through COVID-19 Recovery Efforts WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2020) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the re-election of veteran Board members Jake Holshue of Rogue Ales & Spirits (OR) and Colin Keegan...

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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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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2020 CRAFT SPIRITS AWARD RECIPIENTS VIA LIVESTREAM Honorees Selected from a Pool of Nearly 500 Entrants Across 42 States Washington, DC (March 30, 2020) – Tonight, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), the nation’s only national registered non-profit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits...

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Craft Distiller Survey Findings Reveal Grim Future for Nation’s 2,000 Small Distillers

For Media Inquiries: Alexandra S. Clough GATHER PR Alexandra@gatherpr.com 516.428.7210 Craft Distiller Survey Findings Reveal Grim Future for Nation’s 2,000 Small Distillers Washington, DC (March 23, 2020) –  Amid tasting room closures and layoffs, these small, independent businesses – which directly support U.S. agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and hospitality —...

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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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