Schumer wants to expand beer brewing


Senator Charles Schumer is toasting the idea of a booming beer industry in Buffalo.

The senator stopped by Pearl Street Grill and Brewery to drum up support for the Small Brew Act. The bill would slash the excise tax small breweries have to pay by 50 percent.

Right now there are at least nine breweries either open or in the works in the City of Buffalo. Schumer says breweries could pour all the money they save right back into their business. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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