US alcohol producers benefit from $900bn stimulus package

The US Senate has approved a stimulus package worth almost US$900 billion, with alcohol producers set to benefit from a permanent excise tax reduction.

Craft Brewers Guild appeals $2.6m fine

US wholesaler Craft Beer Guild's appeal against an "unlawful" US$2.6m fine for breaching state laws on trade practices and "pay-to-play" rules has gone to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court after it was upheld in a lower court.

Brewers blame high taxes for fall in beer sales

The British Beer & Pub Association has accused the UK government of damaging the brewing industry after another fall in beer sales.

SIBA chairman Buster Grant steps down

The Society of Independent Brewers' Association's (SIBA) chairman Buster Grant has stepped down from his role with immediate affect.

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