Friday, May 22, 2015

Beer Taxes by State

The Tax Foundation has produced another Beer Tax Map to show taxes on beer per state. 

Oregon ranks quite low and has a big industry (by number of businesses at least) so I imagine that the causality runs both ways.  I enjoy looking at the South and wondering if the high taxes on alcohol were fundamental in creating the black market that led to the moonshiners (my knowledge of whom is largely from the "Dukes of Hazard") .

Friday, May 15, 2015


Jeff Alworth and I have decided to have a little go at podcasting.  Might not last long, but as I am interested in the economics of the brewing industry and he has loads of knowledge about beer and brewing we decided to collaborate on a blog wherein he and I discuss brewing, the economics of beer and beer itself.

We are rank amateurs but we gave it a go.  Let us know what you think.

The first episode is on parti-gyle brewing.