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      Congressman Loebsack ends five stop tour with a nice cold one

      Congressman Loebsack enjoys a craft beer Friday afternoon at Albia Brewing Company

      Congressman Dave Loebsack ended his five stop tour Friday afternoon with a nice cold beer at Albia Brewing Company.

      Albia Brewing Company uses fresh, local ingredients not only in their craft beer but in their menu items as well.

      The congressman has made it clear that he is on small business owners?? sides.

      ??I do what I can to be a champion for small businesses. If that means tax incentives for them, even in a very constrain fiscal environment, it's going to lead to growth and it's the right thing to do,?? said Congressman Loebsack.

      For Brian Lindberg, owner of Albia Brewing Company, it??s the property taxes he said concern him as a small business owner.

      ??Businesses are going to go under with all the expenses and I think Congressman Loebsack is looking into that and I know that Gov. Branstad, that??s one of this big agenda items too. And it's important. It??s sad if a business has to close just because of all the expenses that's ongoing that we can??t control. Its out of our hands,?? said Lindberg.

      Congressman Loebsack said he is nothing but pleased with how well Lindberg??s small business is doing and how it is attracting out -of -towners to Albia and Iowa.