August 10, 2010

NEWS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY: Senator Ron Wyden and Central Oregon Brewers on Lowering Federal Taxes on Craft Beer to Stimulate Investment, Create Jobs

Senator Tours Facebook’s Prineville Facility on Friday

Portland, OR – Senator Ron Wyden and representatives of eight Central Oregon craft breweries will hold a news conference on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss plans to lower the federal tax on craft beer. Wyden is co-sponsoring legislation that will cut the tax on the first 60,000 barrels of craft beer in half in order to stimulate investment and create jobs. Craft brewing is a $2.33 billion a year industry in Oregon.

            Who:               Oregon Senator Ron Wyden;

Representatives of eight Central Oregon brewers, including Gary Fish of Deschutes Brewery, Chris Justema of Cascade Lakes Brewery, Wendi Day of Bend Brewing Company, Tyler Reichert, Silver Moon Brewery, as well as 10 Barrel, 3 Creeks Brewing Co., Boneyard Brewing and Noble Brewing.        


What:             Discuss legislation to lower taxes on craft beer


            When:             1:45 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010


            Where:           Deschutes Brewery

                                    901 SW Simpson Street



Friday event:


Who:               Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Facebook’s Prineville Data

                        Center Manager Ken Patchett, Crook County community

                        leaders, County Judge Mike McCabe


What:             Tour of Prineville Facility


            When:             9:30 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2010


            Where:           Facebook

                                    735 S.W. Connect Way