|On The Scene: Wyden's beer bash||| Print ||
|On the Scene|
|Tuesday, July 20, 2010|
BY EMMA HALL
Members of the Oregon craft brewing community sat facing each other at Hopworks Urban Brewery last Friday, Portland's modern-day knights of the round table. These representatives of one of Oregon's most important and growing industries were there to meet with Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposed legislation that would lower federal taxes on craft beer.
Wyden addressed the gathered brewers, and explained that he is trying to drive home the point that they are an important and exciting part of the Oregon economy.
According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, Oregon has 80 brewing companies with 108 breweries. With 34, Portland has the highest concentration of craft brewing companies in the world. Statewide, the craft brewing industry has a $2.3 billion economic impact.
Lowering the tax would give back $44 million to the 1,500 craft breweries in the nation (no Oregon figures were provided). Brewers could use the money for reinvestment, which in turn could create more jobs in an industry that employs 4,700 statewide, according to Wyden's office.
Emma Hall is web editor for Oregon Business.
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