How Much Every State Taxes Beer (2023) [Map]

Americans love beer, and with thousands of options on the market from breweries in all 50 states, how much we pay for those offerings can vary significantly. From the ingredients used, to brewing techniques, labor, and even the location of the brewery itself, multiple factors combine to determine a beer’s sticker price. Then there’s each state’s alcohol taxing policy to consider. And more specifically, each state’s excise tax.

In addition to excise tax on beer being collected at the federal level, ranging from $0.11 to $0.58 per gallon, each state collects its own excise tax, levied directly on the manufacturer, retailer, or wholesaler of the beverage, depending on the state. As such, excise tax, unlike sales tax, is already included in a beer’s price before consumers ever reach the register.

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