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Sen. Casey Calls For Lower Taxes For Small Breweries

Lower taxes may be brewing for small beer makers if the state’s Democratic U.S. senator has any pull.

Bob Casey is calling for a reduction in taxes for the breweries.

He says the same legislation would also increase how much beer companies can sell and still be considered “small.”  

"Taxes as it relates to breweries have really not changed since the mid-1970s," Casey said. "Since that timeframe, breweries have grown substantially in size."

Casey visited Troeg’s Brewing Company in Hershey, Dauphin County to tout the proposal.

He says with 30 co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle, it stands a chance of being part of a larger package addressing tax reform.

Chris Trogner, who co-founded Troeg’s with his brother, John, says the plan would help their brewery grow beyond its current 135 employees.