Schumer wants to expand beer brewing

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Tuesday, Senator Charles Schumer will be in town to make a case for expanding the beer brewing business in Buffalo. He’ll stop by the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery later Tuesday morning to push for a bill that would slash the excise tax on small breweries by 50 percent.

Right now brewers pay a $7 excise tax for the first 60,000 barrels they make a year. The Small Brew Act would cut that tax in half. Schumer says breweries could pour all the money they save right back into their business.

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