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Spring 2002
Incoming Beer Institute Chairman Pat Stokes, President, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. at the 2001 Annual Meeting. Joe Stanton, Beer Institute, Vice President, Government Affairs, and David Rehr, President, National Beer Wholesaler Association, are ranked as two of Washington's Top Association Lobbyists. Kim Jordan, President and CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company, stays true to the writing on the box.

Winter 2002
Beer Institute reported at its recent Annual Meeting in Naples, FL, a significant membership increase in 2001, adding more than 15 new members, as well as increased communications capabilities, helping to build on its goal as industry leader and leading organization on industry messages and issues. Staff referenced issues like the recent federal excise tax rollback on Capitol Hill and increased state initiatives as examples of industry leadership and direction.

Fall 2001
John Bowlin: Reflections on Two Years of Industry Accomplishments. Jeff Becker Selected to Join Association Chief Executives.

Summer 2001
ATF initiates regulatory proceedings on alcohol beverage labeling. Beer Institute testifies before the Massachusetts legislature on raising the price of beer and continues the push to rollback the beer excise tax with H.R. 1305.

Spring 2001
Beer Institute Chairman John Bowlin stresses the need for responsible drinking year round. Rolling back the beer tax is a fairness issue. Beer Institute remembers its friend and colleague F.X. Matt II, and a Beer Institute ad scores highest among readers of leading Capitol Hill newspaper.

Winter 2000
Beer Institute’s Annual Meeting brings brewers and suppliers together, and recent growth performance is impressive for industry. Beer Institute President Jeff Becker calls for stronger, multi-faceted legislation in the fight against drunk driving.

Summer 2000
Beer Institute presents its “good story” to Capitol Hill on the significant reductions in drunk driving, underage drinking, and drunk teenage drivers. Beer shipments set record level in 1999 while alcohol abuse continues to decline and landmark legislation is signed at Miller Brewing Company headquarters.

Spring/Winter 2000
Beer Institute provides a legal update and outlook for 2000. Beer Institute President Jeff Becker applauds signs of progress in drunk driving levels and expresses optimism for the brewing industry in the 21st century, and guest columnist Rep. Jim McCrery talks about business taxes.


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