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How do you feel about the Beer Tax Proposed? Chuckanut Brewing

By March 5, 2021No Comments

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?  

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen – Chuckanut Brewery
Yes we are opposing the plan. We feel it isn’t appropriate to tax the small brewers as most of us are struggling to keep our businesses going.  We employ a good group of people who we want to continue to support, not only that we support many of our local growers and food producers. We depend on the income from our beer to help defray costs of running the business.  Another upsetting part of this equation is how other states treat their small brewers, many of them tax their small brewers considerably less than WA state’s taxes as they are now!!

We’ll be at the march on Friday at noon at the Capital building, will you be there to support us? Yes I will be there. Look for my sign – Save the Hops!!!


Mari Kemper

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