Kombucha bottles

You go, Colorado.

A bipartisan group of senators in Colorado have introduced legislation that would change the tax laws for kombucha, a vinegary fermented beverage popular with health-concious consumers. As trace amounts of alcohol are created in the manufacturing process, the US government effectively classifies the hippie mainstay as an alcoholic product. This means that kombucha brewers are being hit with higher taxes than their soft-drink competitors, ultimately raising the price.

The legislation proposes to eliminate tax and regulatory burdens by changing kombucha’s ABV (alcohol by volume) limit from 0.5% to 1.25%. But the best part?…


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