Advisory: Wyden, Baldwin, Oregon and Wisconsin Craft Brewers to hold “Happy Hour Hangout” – Discussion to focus on removing obstacles for craft beverage makers

Advisory: Wyden, Baldwin, Oregon and Wisconsin Craft Brewers to hold “Happy Hour Hangout” – Discussion to focus on removing obstacles for craft beverage makers

For Planning Purposes: July 24, 2015 Contact: Rebecca Steele, 202-224-3789 Bill Neidhardt, Baldwin, 202-228-1774

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, July 27, 2015, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) will host a “Happy Hour Hangout” on Google to discuss economic benefits of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which would provide tax relief to the nation’s craft brewers, cider makers, vintners, and distillers, streamline a variety of complex regulations, and significantly reduce compliance burdens for America’s craft beverage producers. In all, these businesses contribute some $6 billion and 40,000 jobs to Oregon’s economy. Senator Wyden sponsored this novel legislation last month along with Senator Baldwin.

Who: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

           U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin

           Gary Fish, Owner of Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)

           Jeff Hamilton, President of Sprecher Brewing Co. (Glendale, WI)

What: Google Hangout When: 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET, Monday, July 27, 2015 Where: Sen. Wyden’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTgk4ZjVDMo

Media and the public are encouraged to submit questions and follow along on Twitter using #CraftBeverageHangout