Updated: Jul 6, 2012 3:59 PM
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WVIT) — A bill is brewing in Washington which could help businesses across the country.
If approved, a tax on microbreweries could be slashed in half.
Senator Richard Blumenthal is proposing a bill that would cut the excise tax in half for small breweries.
Breweries that sell fewer than 60,000 barrels of beer a year would be eligible.
"It's a win-win for beer drinkers, beer producers, our economy and people who work in these kinds of establishments," Blumenthal says.
Bloomfield, Connecticut's Hooker Brewery predict they could save $40-50,000, and that comes at a perfect time because they're looking into building a new brewery.
"Which could mean a couple new employees, equipment," says Hooker's Curt Cameron.
Blumenthal, a non-drinker, is pushing the bipartisan bill because he says it will help more than 20 small breweries around Connecticut.
Copyright 2013 WWLP TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Secretary of State:
Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.
Copyright © 2009 – 2013 LIN Media. All rights reserved.
oP Exclusive | Videos |
Opinion | Activity Stream
Terms and Conditions |
RSS Feed |