Tuesday, 1 July 2008

House Small Brewers Caucus

A friend who used to work in Congress sent me this cover story from The Hill on home brewing Congressmen.
The lawmakers belong to the 35-member Small Brewers Caucus, which looks after the interests of local microbreweries and celebrates good beer. DeFazio co-chairs with Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)

The business of their meetings?

“We drink beer together,” said Bilbray.
Tastings of twenty different craft beers have been organized for members, and I can imagine many eyes were opened. Hopefully the enthusiasm will translate into legislation more amenable to small brewers.

I emailed the contacts for the caucus to ask if there is any upcoming legislation the caucus would like profiled, and will update this post with any response I receive.

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