In Heaven There Is No Beer Tax

In Heaven There Is No Beer Tax

Outrage has greeted a proposal by a group of Oregon lawmakers to hike the state's beer tax a whopping 1,900%, or nearly $50 a barrel. Oregon's brewery guild says that such a tax hike, if enacted, would cripple the state's microbrew industry.

Language accompanying the proposed bill notes that Oregon currently has the next-to-lowest malt beverage tax rate in the country, one that hasn't been raised in mor

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