As Mike Lewis reports on Voracious, the Democrats' attempt to bridge the budget gap includes a duty on mass produced suds:
"There are no good choices with taxes," says Sen. Ed Murray, a Guinness drinker. "But a quarter more for a six-pack of beer -- money that will go to education -- isn't going to kill anyone."
Maybe not, but it will make life a little less less worth living, jokes Tim Parson, a Rainier and Bud drinker who was on his way into Capitol Hill's Canterbury Ales and Eats. "Target the microbrew snobs," he says. "They can afford it."
Or, if you really want to get progressive, go after Big Zinfandel. Spritzer is where the real money is at.