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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

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.

Thank Prohibition For The Craft Beer Boom

Joseph Lawler - - Washington Examiner

American craft brewing is flourishing, and Prohibition is partly to thank.

Led by brewpubs and microbreweries, the number of U.S. breweries has doubled since 2007 to roughly 3,000, according to the Brewers Association, with hundreds more under construction. There were as few as 93 breweries countrywide in the early 1980s.

Big brewers are still dominant — craft beer accounts for only 8 percent of total volume, and two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors, hold roughly three-quarters of the market. But craft brewing is steadily gaining.

Craft brewers chalk up their success to a sea change in Americans’ tastes.

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