Rep. Kind Re-Introduces Craft Beer Bill


A bill to renew legislation could soon be a big help for Wisconsin craft brewery owners and those looking to be a part of the $10 billion industry.

La Crosse congressman Ron Kind took a tour of a local brewery today to promote his proposal.

“The Craft Beverage Act,” which provides tax relief to small micro-breweries, and craft breweries was enacted into law a little over a year ago but is due to expire by the end of this year.

That’s why Kind is stopping at breweries like Lazy Monk in Eau Claire to reintroduce the legislation.

Kind says because most of these businesses are family owned, he hopes the act’s excise and regulatory tax relief would give owners the opportunity to reinvest in their business.  

“Being a small business we wonder if there’s anyone out there working for us and when they contacted us and said, we really want to come here, we were very excited because there is someone who is trying to help not only us, but all the craft breweries,” said Theresa Frank of Lazy Monk Brewing LLC.

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