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Craft Distillers Come To Capitol Hill To Push Modernization Act

This week more than 150 craft distillers from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for a public policy conference with far-reaching implications for the industry. At stake is the two-year Federal Excise Tax (FET) cut, set to expire at year’s end. As part of the confab, the producers...

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Industry Groups Speak Out Against New Proposed Tariffs On Imported Wine And Spirits, As U.S. Takes Aim At E.U., Mexico

Just days ago the U.S. reached new trade agreements with Canada and Mexico that were expected to ratchet down tariff tensions. But now, new proposals to impose tariffs on wine and spirits from the E.U.—and last night’s announcement that the U.S. will impose levies on all products from Mexico—have roiled the...

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What Do Producers Stand to Lose If the CBMA Isn’t Made Permanent?

What Do Producers Stand to Lose If the CBMA Isn’t Made Permanent?

If the tax break is allowed to expire this year, it could create a domino effect for producers—and the rest of the industry Illustration by Jeff Quinn. If the tax breaks that the U.S. alcohol industry has gotten used to over the past year expire at the end of...

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Navigating Craft Distilling Trade Association Memberships

Distillers weigh in on the benefits of joining the various industry organizations A craft whiskey distillery based in Portland, Oregon, recently received the largest purchase order in its 14-year history—not from someone in its local or regional market but from the other side of the world, in Australia. It...

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How Wyoming’s unlikely craft beer and liquor boom is rekindling a state’s entrepreneurial spirit

October 23rd, 2018 by Samuel Western On a hot day in August, air hazy from the forest fires burning far to the west, I drove halfway across Wyoming to check out a new malting plant. Normally, I wouldn’t travel from Sheridan to Pine Bluffs—370 miles and back again in...

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