Nothing says Wednesday fun like taxes. Luckily, the Beer Institute knows both fun and taxes. Perhaps we’re generalizing here, but the trade association does represent the whole of the $253 billion American beer industry. The Beer Institute’s members include everyone from America’s largest brewers to some of the country’s smallest craft brands. The organization is a great source of statistics, and last week, the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers.
The October 2015 domestic tax paid estimate is 13,855,000 bbls. October 2014 removals were 14,225,000 (revised) for a decrease of -2.6 percent. Please note that the estimates below for January through May of both 2014 and 2015 reflect revised estimates released by the TTB:
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