Taxes; The Least Tasty and Most Expensive Ingredient in Your Beer

According to the Beer Institute, nationally 45% of the price of a glass of beer goes to taxes.

Because of higher excise and overall taxes in California, that jumps to 52%. That’s right, over half of the retail cost of beer goes to — taxes.

Sound like a lot? How about $44 billion in taxes generated each year by the beer industry.

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