Starting in July crafts will cost more at Pennsylvanian breweries
The Pennsylvania craft beer tax, beginning July 2019, means next time you go to your favorite brewery, bring change. According to the official bulletin, the craft tax is not new. The Department of Revenue points out it is simply officially reminding tap rooms they are subject to it as well. The old/new rule is frustrating consumers and brewers alike.
Clearing up the confusion
In a six page bulletin the Pennsylvania DOR sums it up as:
“In essence, manufacturers can now act as a traditional retailer when selling their products to the public for on-premises consumption, and distributors when selling their products to the public for off-premises consumption.”