Brewers from Draught Works and the Denver Beer Co. collaborate on making a huckleberry sour beer last weekend at the Draught Works brewery in Missoula, Mont. The beer was kettle soured before being added to the fermentation tank seen here. Courtesy of Draught Works hide caption

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Brewers pay a federal tax on each barrel of beer they produce. Two proposals on Capitol Hill would lower that tax for small brewers, but not everyone's on board. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Salt

A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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Valley Malt, in Hadley, Mass., works with 25 farmers growing six different types of grain in the Northeast. Courtesy of Valley Malt hide caption

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Plaintiffs accuse Anheuser-Busch of misleading consumers about the alcohol content in Bud Light, Budweiser and other products. The brewer denies the claims. Gary C. Caskey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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