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September 23, 2020

A bill making cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanent passed both chambers of the Ohio legislature today and heads to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk for signature.  Upon the governor’s signature, Ohio will become the second state in the nation to make permanent a cocktails to-go economic relief measure enacted in response to COVID-19. “The […]

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September 23, 2020

Ohio poised to become 2nd state to make permanent the temporary measure in response to COVID A bill to make cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanent in Ohio passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today and now heads to the Senate for a vote. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States […]

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September 17, 2020

Distillers Wrap Up Successful Public Policy Conference  – More than 150 virtual congressional visits held calling for passage of Craft Beverage bill – WASHINGTON – More than 300 distillers representing 45 states gathered virtually Sept. 15-16 for the distilled spirits industry’s annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States […]

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September 14, 2020

Bourbon lovers across the country will raise a glass this September in honor of “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” a month-long celebration of America’s native spirit. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reports that consumer interest in the category has soared in recent years. In 2019, more than 26 million 9-liter cases of American […]

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September 10, 2020

Broad group of industry leaders join effort to aid restaurants and bars Today, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced the formation of the Hospitality Recovery Coalition with the goal of supporting on-premise partners, including restaurants, bars and distilleries, facing harsh economic impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Hospitality Recovery Coalition […]

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September 09, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the appointment of Kristi Brown as Senior Director for State Government Relations. Kristi will take over lobbying activity in the central region states previously managed by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations Dale Szyndrowski, who has announced his retirement. Kristi most recently served as […]

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September 08, 2020

Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on September 9 by contacting their members of Congress to urge passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA). “Our nation’s craft distillers, winemakers, brewers and cider makers have […]

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