Beer Prices Going Up; Tax Code Hurting American Brewers

July 30, 2015

Don’t worry, the news isn’t all bad for suds in America.

— Troubling times for bros hoping to catch the game at their local B-Dubs: Buffalo Wild Wings is going to raise beer prices, starting next month. The national sports bar chain says major brewers are increasing prices, and it has to pass the buck to customers. Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith told CNBC the “price increases typically represent 2 to 3 percent and vary by market.” Smith could comment only on company-owned locations — roughly 50 percent of BWW restaurants — and said franchisees set their own prices.