According to National Journal, 40% of what you pay for beer goes to taxes, and while there is legislation floating around Congress attempting to lower the federal tax, it ain’t going no where, no how no way any time soon.
Which isn’t that shocking considering how likely it would be that Congress would lower ANY tax.
Of course in this case I’m happy to do my patriotic duty by drinking more beer, but I feel I am still screwing Big Government by drinking only local beer from small breweries, which aren’t taxed like the big guys are.
One of the many things I love about Texas is the many small breweries. It seems like every Hill Country podunk town has a brewery and some of it is quite good—which isn’t surprising considering this part of the state was settled by Germans back in the 1830s.
And Germans know beer.