Lower Beer Tax

A bill working its way through congress could cut the federal tax on beer in half.

Currently, beer makers pay $18 a barrel in federal taxes, but for small companies, the first 60,000 barrels are only taxed nine dollars a barrel.

The Stevens Point Brewery only brews about 50,000 barrels a year, so they receive the tax break.

The Point Brewery isn't as efficient as larger breweries, so they need the extra nine dollars to cover their overhead expenses.

If the Beer Tax Rollback becomes law, everyone will pay the same nine dollars.

While the price of beer will only go down about 16 cents a six-pack, the large breweries will save millions, and Point Brewery will be at a serious disadvantage.


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