On the Governor’s desk, House Bill 547, comprehensive tax legislation would, in part, raise taxes on all alcoholic beverages with the excise tax imposed on beer manufactured or produced by a microbrewer and sold in this state as follows: eight cents ($.08) per gallon on the first thirty thousand barrels sold; twenty-eight cents ($.28) per gallon for all barrels sold over thirty thousand barrels but less than sixty thousand barrels sold; and forty-one cents ($.41) per gallon for sixty thousand or more barrels sold. For all other manufacturers or producers, the rate would be forty-nine cents ($.49) per gallon sold.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles