Becky Harris

20 Minutes With: Becky Harris, American Craft Spirits Association President

Becky Harris, the head distiller of Purcellville, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, was elected president of the board of directors for the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) in May. Diving into a leadership position amid a pandemic andand a social justice awakening, wasn’t quite what she envisioned. “It’s not...

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The Monthly Mash: May 2020

The Monthly Mash: May 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.5 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in our Craft Spirits Industry: 160 days. 31 hours. 256 sessions. That represents my personal dedication to...

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Distillers, Relieved Over Extension Of Federal Tax Reductions, Promise To Fight To Make Them Permanent

Congress gave distillers a reprieve Thursday by voting to extend critical tax breaks to the spirits industry for one year. By passing one of two remaining spending packages by a vote of 71-23, senators affirmed a vote their House colleagues took Tuesday to let the Craft Beverage Modernization and...

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The Monthly Mash: July Part II

The Monthly Mash: July Part II

Explore Our Educational Archives ACSA offers a vast array of educational programs, from monthly webinars to annual conventions. If you missed a webinar, we invite you to browse our archives and discover the tools you need to succeed. Learn More Regional Focus: Maryland According to the Maryland Distillers Guild...

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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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