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Arizona Beer Week extended to nine days next year

Kellie Hwang, The Republic - - azcentral

Raise a glass: Arizona Beer Week is extending its festivities from one week to nine days next year.

With the rapid growth of breweries and craft-beer bars in Arizona, many more establishments wanted to be part of the suds-filled week.

Hosted by the Arizona Brewer's Guild, the fifth annual Arizona Beer Week will be Feb. 12-21, 2015, and feature festivals, special tappings, beer-pairing dinners and tastings, and brewery tours.

Beverage Industry Coalition Representing all Three Tiers issues Release

Jeff Solsby, WSWA - - Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A diverse coalition of organizations representing all three tiers of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry is urging Congress to fully fund the Obama Administration's $101 million request for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

New Study Explains How Alcohol Regulation Prevents Counterfeit Alcohol in the United States

Danielle Duchesne - - Center for Alcohol Policy

CHICAGO, IL – Former Chief Counsel for the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Robert M. Tobiassen today released a new report, "The 'Fake Alcohol' Situation in the United States: The Impact of Culture, Market Economics, and the Current Regulatory Systems," at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

As part of a panel on "Counterfeit Alcohol: A Global vs. United States Perspective," Tobiassen described the study's analysis of "the numerous incidents of fake alcohol products in countries around the... read more

Record Number of Nominees Announced for Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award

Kathleen Joyce, NBWA - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are pleased to announce the nominees for the Eighth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer.

Beer Institute: One Brewery Job Supports 45 More in Other Industries

David Eisenberg - - Brewbound

A new study from the Beer Institute has found that for every one job created by a brewery, an additional 45 jobs are supported in other industries, ranging from agriculture to transportation.

Brewers Association Reports Sustained Growth For Craft

- Brewers Association

Press Release, Boulder, CO • July 28, 2014—Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association that represents the majority of U.S. breweries. American craft beer production volume increased 18 percent during the first half of the year.

From January through the end of June 2014, approximately 10.6 million barrels of... read more

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