Dear AHA, BA and Support Your Local Brewery Members,|
The Washington Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to oppose a state tax increase detrimental to small and independent brewers and craft beer consumers.
Please read the following information provided by the Washington Brewers Guild.
Washington small brewers are asking you to contact your state elected officials to oppose the five-fold increase of the beer excise tax contained in Governor Jay Inslee's proposed budget.
Under the proposal, the per barrel tax would rise to at least $20.50 from the current $4.78, putting Washington's beer taxes among the highest in the nation.
If such a tax were enacted, there would be immediate negative impacts to beer drinkers:
Monday, April 8
Oppose State Tax Increase for Washington Small Brewers
Posted by Brewmance at 9:57 AM