Anheuser-Busch has enlisted the services of Kit Bond Strategies, the lobbying firm of former U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond, to help its push to pass legislation that would cut the beer production tax in half.
The Brewers Excise and Economic Relief, or BEER, Act would reduce the beer production tax from $18 to $9 per barrel. It has the backing of Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based subsidiary of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, as well as other major breweries like MillerCoors and Heineken USA.
Bond’s firm plans to host a series of educational meetings on beer production.