In 1991 the federal excise tax on many items was basically doubled, this included tax on beer. Since that time all the taxes on so called luxury items have been repealed except for the beer tax. Now, legislation has entered Congress that will take the excise tax back to the pre-1991 level and provide relief to brewers and buyers alike. This is an important piece of legislation that could help stimulate a hard struck economy. The Beer Institute and The Brewers Association have led the fight to repeal this tax. They have detailed information on how to contact your representative to get involved. For the complete story and information click here.