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S. 362: 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 ...

Sponsor and status

Ron Wyden

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 15 pages
Feb 6, 2019

Introduced on Feb 6, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 6, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 6, 2019

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S. 362 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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