Haven’t heard too much from out-of-state brewers on this story so thought it’d be worth it to share comments from Hill Farmstead’s Shaun Hill:
We pay 17$ per barrel (.55$) to the state of Vermont in excise taxes any beer over 6% abv sold out of our retail shop or via our distribution company. We pay .265$ per gallon on any beer under 6% abv sold out of our retail shop or via our distribution company. The fact that New Yorkers didn’t have to pay this tax beforehand was a very unique privilege. And, in fact, it is still less than we pay in Vermont.
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Breweries: Hill Farmstead Brewery