Surly Brewing Company released a statement opposing the House Democrats’ plan to raise beer excise taxes by 600%. What do you think?
“At Surly, as we continue to expand, we will …soon outgrow Minnesota’s small brewer excise tax exemption. If this tax is increased 600 percent, as proposed, it will deal us a serious blow while we try to make more beer. It will affect how much you pay for your beer. We realize that ultimately no one likes taxes but this proposed increase punishes growth and success, and a 600 percent increase is just plain unreasonable.”