This week I am sure you are aware of the current battle with the State of Washington and the possible raising and extending the beer tax.  This is one of the most progressive and highest beer taxes proposed in the country.  So I asked the brewers/breweries the following question and below are there answers.  I got an overwhelming response so I am posting every reply I received.

The question – The Governors proposed plan is to Extend and Raise the Beer Tax here in WA State.  How do you feel this proposal will affect your brewery?  

Valholl Brewing – Valholl Brewing

Hey brother, well I am absolutely opposed to this proposed increase.  As proposed by the Governor it would be absolutely devastating. Quadrupling our excise tax is not a good answer to anything.  I could not ever state the case better than Roger.  For me it would mean cutting one employee to part time and raising keg prices by $15 each and pints by a minimum of 25 cents . Think about it like this, it would be like me throwing one keg away out of each tank, or the equal of raising the sales tax to 30% overnight.

 We are all heading to the Capital on Friday at noon to show our angst.
Jeff  Holcomb – Owner Head Brewer