Brewers Get Majority on House Rollback Bill

BBD learned over the weekend that the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association, representing the nations large brewers/importers and small brewers, respectively, have been successful in getting over half of legislators in the House of Representatives to sign onto HR 836, which is the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act of 2009. The bill would reduce federal beer excise taxes to pre-1991 levels, when they were doubled. The bill seeks to reduce big brewer taxes from $18 a barrel to $9 a barrel, and rollback the small brewer tax break on the first 50k barrels from $7 to $3.50 a barrel .

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