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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACSA STATE GUILD COMMITTEE The ACSA Guild Committee has established a monthly phone call and we have had some productive meetings. We are currently working on: • FAQ’s for the ACSA web page ›› Standards and Practices ›› Safety and Consumption ›› Distilling Trails ›› Lobbying ›› Guild Structure ›› Membership Structures and Dues ›› Spirits Judging Competitions ›› Membership Drives • PAC outreach via state guilds WWW.ARTISANSPIRITMAG.COM  

• Plan to get Board members to state guild meetings ›› We hope to get a representative from ACSA to a guild meeting in each state over the next year • Continue to update guild contact information • Continue to update state-by-state rules and regulations • Continue to look for opportunities to support guild DTC legislative efforts • Supporting Montana guild to resist state efforts to force publicizing formulas Our number one focus is working to

make the Craft Beverage Modernization Act permanent, so distillers continue to realize substantial FET savings past January 1, 2020. The most important thing for each and every one of us to be doing right now is joining the ACSA and your state guild, which shows strength and involvement in our industry. If we don’t all step up now, we could very well see our FET go back to $13.50 per proof gallon in 13 months P.T. Wood ACSA VP, Chair State Guild Committee, Wood’s High Mountain Distillery in Salida, CO


Profile for Artisan Spirit Magazine

Artisan Spirit: Winter 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Winter 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.