Senator Bob Casey recentlydropped by Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston, Pennsylvania to meet with brewery co-owners Mark Nobile and Fred Maier. During his visit, the Senator promoted the Small BREW Act (S. 917), which would provide a federal excise tax reduction for small brewers. Currently, a small brewer that produces less than 2 million barrels of beer per year is eligible to pay $7.00 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels produced each year. The proposed legislation would adjust this rate to $3.50 per barrel and would provide eligible breweries with approximately $28 million in savings per year (based on 2012 data). This would assist breweries like Susquehanna with their efforts to maintain and generatelocal manufacturing jobs.