Craft Spirits

The Monthly Mash: June Part I

The Monthly Mash: June Part I

The Monthly Mash Volume 4.07 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 There is a certain power when many people join together to make their voices heard. That power was on...

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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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The Monthly Mash: June Part 1

The Monthly Mash: June Part 1

The Monthly Mash Volume 4.06 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 June is filled with milestones. Typically, celebrations abound. Graduations, weddings (my daughter gets married next week), birthdays (enjoyed a...

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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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The Monthly Mash: May

The Monthly Mash: May

The Monthly Mash Volume 4.05 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 Community: May is my favorite month. With the weather warming, the flora popping, 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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The Monthly Mash: April Part II

The Monthly Mash: April Part II

Spirited Response: Monthly Poll Do you plan to expand within the next year? Yes Select No Select Depends on whether Congress votes to extend the FET reduction Select Do you plan to purchase new equipment within the next 12 months? Yes Select No Select Depends on whether Congress votes...

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