The is a law passing around congress that would lower the excise tax on craft breweries "The Small Brew Act". The sales pitch is it would allow for growth and create jobs. The big boys are putting money against it but money behind "Beer Act" that covers all production. Here are some links that explain in more detail/ http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/the-beer-act-vs-the-small-brew-act-whats-the-difference/ http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/government-affairs/excise-taxes http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/08/29/this-small-act-could-give-craft-beer-a-big-boost.aspx#%21 http://beerpulse.com/2013/04/how-the-small-brew-act-stacks-up-in-terms-of-dollar-savings-and-where-the-bill-sits-now-158/
Craft beer has made strong inroads into the stadium market over the last two years. I believe this supports the growth and the strength of demand for higher quality beers. This week at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, just in time Hockey season and the Bruno Mars Concert, World Of Beer is opening in Section 116 near center ice. Will we see another collaboration beer like C'est La Vie! , Grapefruit Slam ? How about - Hat Trick IPA or Center EisBock? At least this will make going to the "Donny and Marie Christmas" a little better. Now, what are the plans for Raymond James Stadium?