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Legislative Alert for Beer Lovers

Thank you to the breweries and brewpubs that have already sent this information out to their distribution lists. In case the information hasn’t made it to you yet, keep reading.

There is a proposed tax increase on MN breweries working its way through the legislature and we need your help to stop it!

Breweries producing more than 25,000 barrels of beer a year currently pay $4.60 per barrel in excise tax to the state. The proposed legislation raises this amount to $11.21 per barrel (an increase of 144%).

Minnesota is already taxed much higher than our neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Believe it or not our alcohol sales tax is already higher than both Boston and New York City!

For the full alert and additional details from the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, please click here.