beer http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey Calls For Lower Taxes For Small Breweries http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-calls-lower-taxes-small-breweries <p>Lower taxes may be brewing for small beer makers if the state’s Democratic U.S. senator has any pull.<br /><br />Bob Casey is calling for a reduction in taxes for the breweries.<br /><br />He says the same legislation would also increase how much beer companies can sell and still be considered “small.” &nbsp;<br /><br />"Taxes as it relates to breweries have really not changed since the mid-1970s," Casey said. "Since that timeframe, breweries have grown substantially in size."<br /><br />Casey visited Troeg’s Brewing Company in Hershey, Dauphin County to tout the proposal.<br /> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:42:29 +0000 Mary Wilson 18629 at http://wesa.fm Smorgasburgh to Showcase Pittsburgh's Foodie Scene http://wesa.fm/post/smorgasburgh-showcase-pittsburghs-foodie-scene <p>The free beer from <a href="http://portabeer.com/">PortaBeer</a> should be enough to draw a crowd out to the premiere installment of <a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/pittsburgh-smorgasburgh">Smorgasburgh</a>, but it’s the food that will take center stage.</p><p><a href="http://pittsburgh.urbanistguide.com/">Urbanist</a> editor Michael McAllister and local startup investor Kit Mueller are launching Pittsburgh’s first pop-up all food (and beer) flea market on Saturday.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:07:51 +0000 Liz Reid 16710 at http://wesa.fm