Give Economy Hops with Microbrew Tax Cut: Christian DeBenedetti


Maybe you’ve heard of the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, but if you haven’t, freelance writer Christian DeBenedetti shares of the legislation and what it would mean for America’s 1,900+ small and independent craft breweries in Give Economy Hops With Microbrew Tax Cut.”

“Legislation has now been introduced in both chambers of Congress seeking to enact a graduated beer excise tax rate of $3.50 and $16.00 for America’s small brewers, according to the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. The Brewers Association provides many resources outlining the proposed federal excise tax reduction and explains how to contact your state representatives at

Legislation in Action

Craft breweries of all sizes would benefit from the proposed bills. In this video, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company’s Leslie Henderson explains exactly how this legislation would benefit their small Mississippi brewery.

Christian DeBenedettiPortland, Oregon-based writer, Christian DeBenedetti, is author of The Great American Ale Trail. He has been writing professionally about craft beer since 1998, and also specializes in adventure travel. He began his magazine career in 2000 with an internship at Outside magazine, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, then moved to New York. During a period of nine years living there he worked on the staffs of National Geographic Adventure and Men’s Journal magazines, freelance writing on the side, before going full-time freelance in late 2005.

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