Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Gary Peters visited a Marquette brewery today to promote legislation he has cosponsored reducing excise taxes for small breweries.
Peters toured the Blackrocks Brewery on West Washington Street and discussed the legislation which seeks to drop the tax rate per barrel from $7.00 to $3.50 for the first 60,000 barrels a brewery produces.
It would then save small breweries an additional $2.00 on every barrel until they hit production of 2 million barrels.
Peters said Michigan is home to over 150 breweries and the bipartisan legislation help the smaller operations grow and reach new customers.