Rep. Dave Camp visits Midland Brewing Company

On February 22nd Rep. Dave Camp, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with brewery owners from his district.  The meeting was hosted by owner Keith Lawrence of Midland Brewing Company.  Other breweries represented at the meeting were Right Brain Brewery, Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company, Mountain Town Station, and New Holland Brewery.  The discussion was centered around the Small BREW Act, HR 1236, and its impact on the Michigan Brewing Industry.    

Mr. Lawrence guided Rep. Camp on a tour of the brewery and explained that with the Federal Excise Tax Recalibration, breweries would be able to expand production.  Midland brewery would purchase a new fermenter and hire two new employees.

Rep CampPrevious to Rep. Camp’s visit, Debbie Stabenow, a Co-Sponsor of the corresponding Senate Federal Excise Tax Reduction Bill, S 534, toured Blackrocks, another Michigan Brewery.  

The Brewers Association continues its work to reduce federal excise taxes for small brewers.  Learn more about the current small brewer excise tax reduction efforts on the Government Affairs section of this site.

Pete serves as programs manager for the Brewers Association, with primary responsibilities in the areas of government affairs and membership programs. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as programs director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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