American Brewing Company has been chosen as one of only 15 breweries from across the U.S.. to participate in the Tenth Annual Autumn Capitol Hill Beer Tasting for Congressional staff on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
A capacity crowd of over 500 members of Congress and staffers are expected to attend the event, which is organized by the Brewers Association in cooperation with the National Beer Wholesalers Association. American Brewing has shipped several cases of their Breakaway IPA and Caboose Oatmeal Stout for this event.
“We’re extremely pleased to have been chosen for this honor, “said Neil Fallon, CEO of American Brewing Company. “What a great distinction to have our beer being poured in the halls of Congress.” In addition to attending the beer tasting event, Fallon has been invited by the Brewers Association to meet with 1st District Congressman Jay Inslee regarding the small brewer excise tax legislation.
According to the Brewer’s Association, Inslee is not yet a co-sponsor of HR 1236 (Small Brew Act), and is not a member of the House of Small Brewers Caucus. “Since American Brewing Company is doing business within the Congressman’s district, I would personally like to discuss with him the importance of his support on this matter,” Fallon said. “I welcome the opportunity to explain that with the explosive growth and added jobs that we are providing, the reduction in excise tax would allow us to do more…faster. Pennies count in a start up.”
American Brewing Company, a 15-barrel microbrewery located in Edmonds, is on track to sell 1,500 barrels in its first year of business.