craft beer

Tax reform benefits craft brewers

Salem, Ore.- Local craft breweries are getting boost in the form of a tax break provided by the president’s new plan. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act is a provision of the plan. It cuts the federal excise tax in …

Hop production increases in the U.S.

The demand for craft beer has sparked a surge in US hop production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says production totaled nearly 79 million pounds this year, an eleven percent increase compared to last year. Washington State produced …