So I've heard that a bunch of states are looking to raise money from their budget shortfalls by imposing a bigger beer tax. I'm not gonna get almighty and preachy Obama on you guys, but there are 50 other vices to tax before beer. Start with cigarettes, cigars, snuff, titty-bars, marijuana houses (San Francisco only), casinos and gambling places, whore houses (Vegas, legally), etc. (since I don't want to get my ass kicked, I'll stop there).
Maybe we should ask a true expert, Cliff Clavin, on how he feels about it. I'll bet you $100 we get an answer.
My beer is already too expensive so let's figure out how to tax the elderly and disadvantaged and less fortunate among us before resorting to extreme measures. Of course I am just joking. Jim Koch, call me. I have some ideas.