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Harvesting Hops: Tom Goes On The Job With Fleur De Lis Brew Works

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Seneca Falls, NY, September 6, 2019 | comments

Tom Reed stopped by Fleur De Lis Brew Works to get a behind the scenes tour and learn how to identify when hops are ready to harvest. With the help of tax cuts, small business owners are able to invest back into their businesses and watch their dreams--or hops--grow.

“Nothing beats an ice cold brew that is 100% New York made,” said Tom. “The time and effort it takes to craft a beverage takes years to master and we are glad we got a taste of it today with Fleur De Lis Brew Works. We want to show our support for local farmers and help them provide for their families.”

“On behalf of New  York Farm Bureau, I would like to thank Congressman Tom Reed for his interest in hop production in his district,” said Senior Field Advisor Membership Strategy Specialist, Mark James. “Locally grown hops are an important ingredient in the production of New York State Beer.  The brewing industry has grown exponentially in the past few years.  Congressman Reed saw first hand today, at Fleur De Lis Brewing in Seneca Falls, how hops are grown, harvested and then utilized to make locally produced beer.”

After 30 years of a broken tax code, Congress was able to pass historic tax cuts for hard working Americans. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was included in the tax cut package which lowers the federal excise tax for breweries, wineries and distilled spirits distributors. Small businesses and farmers are the backbone of our economy.
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