Craft Beer

3:37 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Senator Casey Pushes Bill to Cut Taxes for Small Breweries

Small brewers across the U.S. will have reason to hoist their mugs if legislation giving them a tax cut passes.

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) is pushing to pass the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, which would cut excise taxes for small breweries — those that produce fewer than 2 million barrels of beer per year.

Small breweries currently pay an excise tax of $7 per barrel for the first 60,000 barrels of beer they brew each year, and $18 per barrel above that.

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5:57 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Tapping a National Trend, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Highlights Region's Brewers

Brewer Steve Crist works at Penn Brewery, which plays a large role in Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. The craft beer movement has exploded nationwide, and there are now upwards of 14 craft breweries in the region, along with some other smaller brew operations.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

One year ago, a group of local brewers and craft beer enthusiasts gathered with an idea — a week-long celebration of the Pittsburgh region’s craft beers. The first year was deemed a success, and now, in its second year, organizers are hoping for an even bigger showing.

“We’ve got all of Pittsburgh’s craft beer heroes here pulling out all the stops putting together the best Craft Beer Week we can put together,” said Scott Smith, owner and founder of East End Brewing.

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