If you listened to Beer Talk Today last night, we told you that this document would be available here today. I'll stay relatively silent about it for now, because we'll have a lot more about the details of this document next week. But, we decided to publish this so that you could see for yourselves what we are talking about. We thought about just publishing the parts that were relevant, but we didn't want to edit the document and face charges of having significantly altered it. The only thing that has been removed from this document is the name of the person that provided it and their phone number. I hope the breweries that are listed here recognize that disclosure is the better part of discretion in this case; this is a public tax document, after all.
I hope you find this document as interesting as I did. Keep in mind it only reflects the amount of beer produced for which taxes were paid in September of 2008. We called the Excise Tax Processing Unit and spoke with multiple people there. In addition to all of the other support for our assertions that we provided last night and will reiterate next week, we were assured by the folks at the Unit that any taxes paid are paid at the place of production.
So, please, comment. What do you think?