DISCUS is committed to providing the industry, and particularly its members, with unparalleled access to education, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts through its live events. DISCUS events spark the in-depth and thought-provoking conversations that will grow your business and drive the industry forward.
DISCUS Annual Conference
October 6-8, 2021
Fairmont, Austin, TX
The DISCUS Annual conference is the premier industry event for America’s spirits industry leaders, decision makers and supply chain partners. Spirits executives and industry stakeholders will share their ideas to drive innovation and decide the future of our sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest on mission-critical policies, connect with spirits business executives at networking events, learn from industry thought leaders and walk away with tangible insights to boost your business.
2020 DISCUS Inaugural Conference
We brought together distilled spirits leaders to advance our industry and continue forging a modern distilled spirits marketplace.
Public Policy Conference
September 15 – 16, 2020
DISCUS and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) hosted our annual Public Policy Conference virtually! The conference had over 325 registered participants from 46 states.
Participants engaged with senior leadership at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), they heard from Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) on the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362/H.R. 1175), and received issue briefings on the “state of the states” and federal policy issues.
We hosted over 150 virtual meetings on Capitol Hill urging Congress to enact the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362/H.R. 1175), to work with the Administration to de-escalate trade tensions with the European Union and United Kingdom and seek the removal of tariffs on distilled spirits, and to review concerns with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the lack of scientific evidence behind the proposed modification to the definition of moderate drinking for men in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
Although we wish we would have been able to toast in person, the final virtual toast with industry luminaries Peggy Noe Stevens, Bill Thomas, and Deborah Brenner offered a chance to “see” each other and raise a glass.
Recommended Fire Protection Practices for Distilled Spirits Beverage Facilities
Voluntary guidelines intended to offer a reasonable degree of protection from fire and catastrophic damage. A resource for fire marshals, insurance professionals and engineers, architects and contractors employed to design new distilled spirits plants, storage and warehouse facilities.
Free for Members
Summary of State Laws & Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits
A compilation of laws, regulations and rulings governing the sale and distribution of distilled spirits in each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Government Rate: Individual Subscription
Government Rate: 2-10 Subscriptions