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ACSA RELEASES ECONOMIC DATA UNVEILING the STATE of the CRAFT SPIRITS INDUSTRY

On October 18th, 2016, ACSA, together with Park Street, and the IWSR, released a year long study, highlighting the growth and economic impact of American craft spirits. Finally, there is solid data to support the growth of the industry with more than 1315 craft spirits producers in the United States identified. Read and learn from […]

PAUL HLETKO ELECTED PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION

LEADS NEWLY-APPOINTED GROUP OF VETERAN BOARD MEMBERS & NEW LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2016) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the appointment of Paul Hletko, Founder of FEW Spirits in Evanston, IL, as the President of the Board of Directors, replacing Thomas Mooney, who served as the organization’s inaugural President since […]

REPORT FINDS MORE THAN 1,280 ACTIVE CRAFT SPIRITS PRODUCERS IN U.S

ACSA, IWSR, and Park Street Preview Breakthrough Findings from Industry’s First-Ever Comprehensive Craft Distilling Study WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2016) – The American Craft Spirits Association (ASCA), The International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), and Park Street shared their initial findings as part of a proprietary research project whose goal is to provide a solid and […]

Disaster Averted! ACSA Victory on Spent Grains

As many of our members know, ACSA has been actively campaigning to prevent the implementation of some excessive, unnecessary and costly rules that were proposed by the Food & Drug Administration in 2014 relating to the use of spent grains for animal feed. The rules, as initially proposed, would have implemented costly and time-consuming reporting, tracking, […]

‘Craft’ Bourbon Is in the Eye of the Distiller

As small-batch spirits proliferate, liquor giants don’t let definitions get in the way By SAABIRA CHAUDHURI At a beverage-industry conference in Phoenix in May, presenters were advised to avoid a buzzy but divisive term. “An edict went out to speakers saying, ‘Don’t mention the C word,’ ” said Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton, who spoke at […]

MARGIE A.S. LEHRMAN APPOINTED INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION

INAUGURAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PENNFIELD JENSEN RETIRES Washington, D.C. – August 6, 2015 The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the appointment of Margie A.S. Lehrman as the interim Executive Director, as Pennfield “Penn” Jensen, a respected beverage industry veteran who helped found the organization and later served as its Executive Director, retires. Jensen will […]

Wyden Sponsors Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Bill Helps Oregon’s Craft Beverages, Cider, Wine & Distilled Spirits Industries Friday, June 12, 2015 Portland, Ore. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would promote continued job creation in the growing craft beverage, cider, wine and distillery industries throughout Oregon and the country. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.1562, […]

Tax Relief Is On It’s Way

Your tax relief is on its way!  But there’s still work to be done to ensure it is made real.   BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR YOUR FEDERAL EXCISE TAX IS ON THE WAY ACSA and DISCUS is announcing the introduction of HR 2520, the DISTILLERY FAIRNESS AND TAX REFORM ACT, by Congressman Todd Young (R-Indiana) and […]

FET DISCUS Fly-In

All ACSA MEMBERS are now invited to attend the fly-in with DISCUS to Washington D.C. on June 8th-11th in support of FET reduction! This will be a crucial day to build support for the legislative effort. The more of us in attendance, the greater our impact will be. ACSA will be covering lunch costs for all of our […]