Beati qui…

Someone shared with me a graphic that indicates the amount different states of these USA tax your beer.  From TaxProf:

Did you that the last voice in the mighty Lewis & Short Dictionary is for a form of Egyptian beer?


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  1. Andrew says:

    Beati bibuli qui minimo tributo soluto, zythum sorbillant aegyptiacum.

  2. Random Friar says:

    I’m going to offer a theory: the Maker’s Mark and Jack Daniels folks are trying to nudge the locals away from beer and toward their products.

  3. wmeyer says:

    When I first lived in Georgia in the mid-eighties, we were #1. Not so coincidentally at that time it was also illegal to brew your own. Go figure.

  4. Seems to make sense, if prohibition doesn’t work, might as well tax the living daylights out of it ;)

  5. wmeyer says:

    Joe, taxing the daylights out of it also doesn’t work, but it does feed the cancer we call government.

  6. bookworm says:

    Notice also how some of the lowest tax rates belong to great beer producing states like Wisconsin (Miller, Pabst, et al.), Missouri (Anheuser-Busch), Colorado (Coors), and Pennsylvania (Rolling Rock).

  7. My thanks to you Father Z, for this information. You have added yet one more batch of reasons to relocate from Washington State to Texas (probably San Antonio, given its proximity to military facilities and to my principal casualty insurer, USAA—also connected to the military—and to the presence of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church—one of the original Anglican Use parishes under the “Pastoral Provision” instituted by JPII. The presence of Our Lady of the Atonment will help compensate for our loss of the beloved Dominican Parish where we were received into the Church in 2010.

    Not to mention the absence of an income tax in Texas and a cap on cumulative sales taxes of 8.25%, the warmer weather and milder winters, and the lower cost of living (San Antonio’s is just 60% that of Seattle’s).

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer

  8. mburduck says:

    Alas…I now live in TN!!!! Born and raised in NYC, though…..


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