Small BREW Act Co-sponsor Senator Richard Blumenthal Visits Connecticut Brewery

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Senator Richard Blumenthal recently paid a visit to one of his local breweries, Thomas Hooker, to discuss his support for the Small BREW Act. The Senator, who is also a member of the Small Brewers Caucus, joined 24 of his colleagues as an original co-sponsor of this excise tax legislation earlier this month.

The Small BREW Act would reduce the federal excise tax for small brewers who produce 60,000 or fewer barrels of beer annually to $3.50 per barrel. Small brewers who pay the $18 per year rate for barrels 60,001 to 2 million would see a reduction on the rate for those barrels from $18 to $16 per for those barrels. Domestic brewers 6 million barrels or less per year would qualify for the new rate if it becomes law.

Thomas Hooker Owner Curt Cameron showed Senator Blumenthal around the brewery and discussed how tax savings could assist his small business. Extra capital would allow for expansion and in turn the creation of more local manufacturing jobs.

The Small BREW Act currently has bi-partisan support in both the House and the Senate.

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