After a government shutdown prevented small brewers from getting new products on the market, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, pushed for passage of legislation that would cut taxes for small breweries in Central Pennsylvania and across the country. The bill, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act S. 917), would help small breweries like Troegs' Brewery by cutting the excise tax that small breweries pay. Casey's tax cut plan would help small breweries compete with larger companies and has the potential to create jobs and add to Central Pennsylvania's economy. At Troegs Brewery, they've seen their products processes slowed because of the government shutdown.
"This legislation will help smaller breweries like Troegs spur economic growth and continue to produce innovative products that lead to job creation," Senator Casey said. "I'm hopeful that the last few weeks will change the tone in Washington and Democrats and Republicans can begin to come together on policies that will create jobs in Pennsylvania and across the country."