H.R. 1172, the Distillery Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015, amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a reduction in the excise tax on distilled spirits for domestic distillers who produce not more than 100,000 proof gallons of distilled spirits during the calendar year. The legislation seeks to drop the rate from $13.50 to $2.70 on each proof gallon produced in the United States.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). 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.See Pete Johnson's Articles