One must ask: what exactly, in comparison, do mega brewers need this cut for?-PGA
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WASHINGTON — Beer politics are getting frothy on Capitol Hill.
American microbreweries are asking Uncle Sam to cut their federal excise tax so they can grab more market share from Coors, Budweiser, Corona, Miller and other brands that have become household names.
The big beer makers, meanwhile, support proposals that would cut excise taxes for all brewers, regardless of size.
Both sides, which were once united, are polite enough to praise the products made by the other camp but disagree on how to reduce one type of tax that affects the price of beer.
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