Alberta Beer Tax

Tax Change for Small Craft Breweries

On July 11, the Alberta government announced that it will be eliminating the lower graduated markup rate applied to beer produced by small craft breweries in the three western provinces covered by the New West Partnership trade agreement. The graduated rate will be replaced by an across-the-board markup of $1.25 per litre for all beer, regardless of where it is produced.

Local Alberta breweries will be able to apply for a new grant through a program exclusively targeted to brewers with brewing operations and jobs in Alberta. Details of the grant have yet to be released.