Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits Fitger’s Brewhouse
Duluth has a lot of worthy microbreweries, but when Senator Amy Klobuchar came to talk about beer, she only visited one.
Mayor Don Ness, Chamber of Commerce President David Ross, Terry Mattson of Visit Duluth, Fitger’s Brewhouse master brewer Dave Hoops, and JTA co-owner Tim Nelson also spoke briefly. The big news of the day was that Senator Klobuchar was encouraging support from the Small BREW Act, which would see the federal excise rate on small brewers drop from $7 a barrel to $3.50 a barrel on the first 15,000 barrels produced each year. Now, that’s something we can get behind!