A working man or woman has to pay a lot in taxes to drink a beer at their favorite watering hole. A brewery owner has to pay a tax on the sale, barrel and wholesale volume of beer. When you add it all up, the beer tax in Tennessee is leaving us thirsty for some kind of reform.
Supporters who want the tax changed held a rally in Midtown Memphis on Friday. They want lawmakers in Nashville to support a bill introduced by State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown. The bill would calculate wholesale tax on volume sold rather than price of the beer.