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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Alternative Excise Tax Legislation Introduced

Introduced on February 5, 2015, H.R. 767, the Fair Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act, seeks to impose a graduated federal excise tax on all brewers (no qualifying production threshold and including multi-national companies) and …More

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Mississippi Microbrewery Modernization Act

The Microbrewery Modernization Act of 2015, House Bill 1158, seeks to provide that a holder of a permit to manufacture beer who operates a brewery may sell limited amounts of beer on the premises of …More

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CIDER Act Introduced in Congress

Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Chris Collins (NY-27) have introduced the H.R. 600, the Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The legislation would amend the tax code pertaining to wine and related beverages …More

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