2018 Annual Report
We are very excited to present the American Craft Spirits Association’s 2018 Annual Report. It’s been a remarkable year for the craft spirits community, with the number of operating craft producers in the U.S. topping 1,800, as reported in our annual Craft Spirits Data Project (CSDP). We’ve included many of the highlights from the CSDP in this report, which gives you a comprehensive picture of the state of the craft spirits industry.
ACSA also stepped up its government affairs activities in 2018, particularly in the halls of Congress as we continued to fight to make FET relief permanent. To that end, we launched the ACSA-PAC early last year.
We invite you to read the 2018 Annual Report and let us know what you think. Your insight is critical as we move forward as an organization and as an industry.
2017 Annual Report
We’re very pleased to present the first American Craft Spirits Association’s Annual Report. Our fifth full year as an organization has been quite a momentous one. The number of craft distilleries in the U.S. cracked the 1,500 mark, as reported in our Craft Spirits Data Project. You can find all of the key findings of the Data Project in this report. We also completed a comprehensive study of all of the major beverage-alcohol related laws and regulations in each of the 50 states, as well as the District Columbia. We’re pleased to include the highlights of that research endeavor in the pages of this document, as well.
We have hosted several our Legislative Fly-ins, which were instrumental in helping us achieve the year’s, and the industry’s biggest milestone: the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act at the very end of 2017. We encourage you to read about all of these developments in greater detail in this Annual Report and we invite your invaluable feedback.