Tag Archives: Taxes

House Rep Erik Paulsen visits lucid brewing

The Small BREW Act (HR 494) with Jon Messier from Lucid Brewing

We recently had chance to talk with Jon Messier from Lucid Brewing about The Small BREW Act (HR 494). The Small Brew Act is a federal bill that would lower…

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Minnesota Legislators Will Not Increase Alcohol Excise Tax

Thanks to Governor Dayton and members of the Minnesota Legislature for having the wisdom to not raise the excise tax on beer and alcohol. Brewing is an important part of…


The House and Senate version of the Tax Omnibus bill are in conference committee to hash out differences between the bills. The House version has a steep increase alcohol taxes….

No Beer Tax

National Beer Excise Taxes – By the Numbers

STATE TAX RATES ON BEER EXCISETAX RATES ($ per gallon) GENERALSALES TAX APPLIES OTHER TAXES Alaska 1.07 n.a. Hawaii 0.93 Yes $0.54/gallon draft beer Minnesota (proposed) 0.90 — under 3.2%…

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How Minnesota Excise Tax Compares to Neighboring States

This striking visual shows how out of step Minnesota will be if the proposed legislation passes. The proposed tax would make it about twice as expensive to produce beer in…

Video: Beer Taxes on KSTP at Issue

Summit Brewery Founder Mark Stutrud Talks beer taxes with Tom Hauser on At Issue, on KSTP. Source: KSTP

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Death and Taxes

Taxes It has been a while since the liquor excise tax has increased in Minnesota, and there is a movement afoot at the Capitol to change that. The House Tax Omnibus HF 677, will increase…