Higher Beer Taxes Won’t Stop North Dakota’s Beer Purchases
North Dakotans love their beer. But what do they think of the tax paid for it?
This isn't a popular statistic, nor is it something many people, if any, ever think about when purchasing beer. However, every state in the U.S. imposes a tax on beer above the typical sales tax. According to our fun-loving friends at Thrillist, the tax placed on beer in North Dakota is the 17th highest in the nation at $0.39.
That being said, that statistic is based on beer in a 12-ounce bottle at 4.7% ABV. North Dakota is also one of 15 states that different rates may apply to different alcohol contents, place of production, or size of container.
With no correlation to the tax, Thrillist also took upon themselves to figure out what a case of beer cost in each state. North Dakota pays the 4th most in the U.S. for the average case of beer at $21.38 per case. Pennsylvania pays the most at $21.98 and Michigan pays the least at $14.62.
What do these statistics mean to all of us beer lovers in North Dakota? Honestly, not a whole lot. According to 24/7 Wall St., North Dakota drinks the 4th most amount of beer in the country per capita.
All statistics aside, please be safe and drink responsibly.