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Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced

With the 113th Congress underway, the Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies — announced the reintroduction of H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which was reintroduced by Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay on every barrel of beer they produce.