Tariffs on aluminum are a tax on beer

20 Mar 2018

President Trump announced last Thursday that he plans to impose a 10% tariff on all aluminum imports and a 25% tariff on all steel imports.  This aluminum tariff will dramatically increase the manufacturing costs of American brewers and beer importers.

The American beer industry relies heavily and increasingly on aluminum.  American brewers fill and sell about 36 billion aluminum cans and bottles per year.  These cans hold 62% of the beer volume made and sold in the United States.  That’s up from less than 56% just ten years ago, and it’s still climbing.

Read more here: