Current Legislative Activity

2017
Dec. 20

Federal Excise Tax Reduction

Efforts by the Michigan Brewers Guild in association with the Brewers Association and others were successful in bringing about a reduction of Federal Excise Taxes on beer through the passing of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017.

Under the bill, the federal excise tax that Michigan breweries will pay on beer will be reduced to $3.50/barrel (from $7/barrel) on the first 60,000 barrels produced annually, and reduced to $16/barrel (from $18/barrel) on production above 60,000 barrels. With so much growth in our industry this will help Michigan brewers-who are manufacturers and entrepreneurs- to reinvest in their business, expand their operations and hire more workers.

Breweries can learn more about how this will affect their business here.

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15th Annual Winter Beer Festival - 2020