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H.R. 1175: Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019

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Craft beer is surging in popularity, so how should the federal government tax it?


Craft beer is taking up an ever-larger percentage of the total beer production pie. Sales of craft beer increased 8% last year to $26.0 billion, now constituting a record 23.3% of the total U.S. beer market.

Craft beer is defined as a product made by a “small and independent brewer,” meaning annual production of less than 6 million barrels and owned less than 25% (or not at all) by a larger conglomerate. That includes such well-known companies as Yuengling and Gordon Biersch.

The industry’s taxes were cut in 2017 with the tax reform bill, but the provisions expire after two years, meaning this December. Members of both parties are now trying ...

Sponsor and status

Ron Kind

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 15 pages
Feb 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 13, 2019

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H.R. 1175 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1175. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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