On Wednesday Feb. 6, Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing testified at a House Small Business Committee Hearing, "The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses" on how the closure of the TTB and SBA impacted small and independent breweries.
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The 115th Congress (2017-2018) was a successful legislative session for small and independent breweries: The House Small Brewers Caucus was the largest special interest caucus in Congress with 241 members and the farm bill included language that benefits our hops and barley supply chain partners. Congress also found something they could …More
The partial shutdown of the U.S. government impacts breweries in a few ways, including labels and permits, taxes and reports of operations, and loans.
In November, Brandon Skall, CEO and co-founder of DC Brau in Washington, D.C., shared his brewery's story to demonstrate the impact of Section 232 tariffs on American businesses.
As we move forward into 2019 and the 116th Congress, a lot will be changing in D.C. How will these changes impact small and independent breweries?
Need a reason to vote on November 6? Take a look at some of the issues that your state and federal legislators have a say in that could impact small and independent breweries.
Two investigations by U.S. agencies have led to the imposition of tariffs that may have an effect on breweries. Here's what you need to know about them.
At the end of 2017, Congress passed legislation that lowered the FET for breweries. Over half a year later, how are breweries using the extra money?
On opening day of the 2018 American Homebrewers Association’s Homebrew Con, the United States Senate, led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) passed …More
As federal affairs manager for the Brewers Association, I have been fortunate to be a part of some great legislative and political successes in Washington, D.C. One of the things I am most proud of …More