Just passing this along. Of course if it passes it just makes it that much easier to justify homebrewing related expenses to SWMBO!
BeerAdvocate said:BeerAdvocates in Maryland! We're passing this along from Clipper City.
Please read, step up, and do your part!
Attention MD BEER DRINKERS:
Senate Bill 232 - recently introduced in the MD General Assembly by
Senator Forehand (Montgomery County) will increase the MD tax on beer
6 times - from .21/ case to $1.22/case. As you are no doubt aware,
recent dramatic increases to the cost of brewing raw materials have
already added about a dollar to the cost of a sixpack.
And the recent 20% increase in sales tax has also increased the cost
of beer. If the proposed legislation is passed a six pack of beer will
go up at least another 50 cents, on top of the increases noted above,
and will make Maryland's beer taxes more than twice our neighboring
Enough is enough! Just Say NO!
This bill is opposed by our local (to the brewery) Delegates - Jimmy
Malone and Steve DeBoy. But tell your local representatives to oppose
Senate Bill 232 and any other bill that increases beer excise taxes.
1) Click here http://mdelect.net/electedofficials/
2) Enter your address and city and hit "Find Elected Officials"
3) The next screen will give you email links to both your State
Senator and Delegates.
4) Send them an email today! Please be respectful, but tell them what
Jason & Todd (Alström Bros)