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Senator Schumer Visits Rooster Fish Brewing and Talks Excise Tax Reduction

As a member of the Small Brewers Caucus and a co-sponsor of the Small BREW Act, Senator Schumer continues to be a supporter of small brewers in New York. Recently, he paid a visit to Rooster Fish Brewing. More

Congressman Dan Maffei Meets with Small Brewers in New York

Recently, Congressman Maffei sat down with small brewers at Empire Brewing Company to discuss ways to support this growing industry. More

Guild Update: Semi-Annual California Craft Brewers Association Meeting

The California Craft Brewers Association holds two member meetings each year. Brewers Association staff recently attended the second meeting of the year in Davis, California. More

New Hampshire Congresswoman Visits Henniker Brewing Co and Discusses Small BREW Act

Congresswoman Ann Kuster of New Hampshire recently visited Henniker Brewing Company. As a supporter of job growth, she reaffirmed her support of the Small BREW Act, which provides a federal excise tax reduction for small breweries.  More

Guild Update: Montana Brewers Association Festival & Technical Conference

In September, the Montana Brewers Association (MBA) held their 5th Annual Montana Brewers Fall Festival, alongside their MBA brewers’ technical conference. Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, was in attendance. More

Senator Casey Visits Troegs Brewing Co, Speaks About Government Shutdown and Excise Tax Reduction

Senator Bob Casey recently visited Troegs Brewing Company to discuss the government shutdown and a small brewer excise tax reduction. More

Senator Casey Continues to Push for Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction

During a recent visit to Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston, PA, Senator Bob Casey promoted the the Small BREW Act, which would reduce excise taxes for small breweries.  More

Midwest Regional Guild Meeting

A regional guild meeting recently took place in conjunction with the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival. Acacia Coast, State Brewers Association Coordinator, was in attendance.  More

New Hampshire Senator Tastes and Tours at Smuttynose Brewing Company

Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire recently stopped by Smuttynose Brewing Company during her tour of local businesses.  More

Virginia Senator Mark Warner to Co-Sponsor Small BREW Act

Senator Warner recently toured Richmond's Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and announced his support for the small brewer excise tax recalibration legislation. More

Support Your Local Brewery

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Monthly Legal Briefs

Find out what is happening locally and nationally in the Monthly Legal Briefs. This comprehensive summary can be found in our Government Affairs section.

Dr. StateLaws: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Self-Distribution

As we near the publication of the 2013 craft brewer data set, I’ve been thinking a lot about the states. In the medium/long run, the most important stories about craft brewing are state stories. More