September 10, 2018
Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was named a “2018 Beer Champion” by the Beer Institute for championing policies that support brewers and beer importers. Rep. Peters has called on the Department of Justice to investigate irregularities in aluminum prices that drive up costs for both beer makers and consumers.
“San Diego is home to more than 130 brew houses and one of the most concentrated regions for craft brewing in the country. It’s how we earned the title ‘Craft Beer Capital of America’,” said Rep. Peters.
“I have worked to eliminate barriers that prevent brewers and beer importers from expanding their businesses and creating jobs in our region. I will continue to support this industry that makes San Diego a great place to live, work, and visit— and ensure people across the country and around the world can enjoy delicious San Diego beer.”
Last year, Rep. Peters supported the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which provided temporary tax relief to brewers and beer importers.