Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced In Congress

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Published: 03/05/2013

WASHINGTON — The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, or Small BREW Act, has been reintroduced in Congress, according to the Brewers Association.

H.R. 494, introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay. Under current federal law, brewers making fewer than 2 million barrels annually pay $7 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels they brew, and $18 per barrel on every barrel thereafter.