Raise your hand if you want to pay more for beer! A tax in Washington State is being considered that would raise the taxes on beer substantially, to 45¢ per 6-pack. Currently the tax is 15¢ per 6-pack.
Fortunately for drinkers of good beer, the tax would only impact breweries brewing more than 15,000 barrels per year. This would not impact microbreweries (as defined by the Brewers Association).
The Mayor of Baltimore might soon propose a similar beverage tax that adds 4¢ to the prices of soda, bottled water, beer, and alcohol.
Budget deficits often require drastic measures. I only ask that we leave beer out of it.
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