On April 2 I wrote about how some states are considering raising alcohol taxes as a way to raise revenues. Alcohol taxes are a proven way to reduce underage drinking.
If you're interested in knowing how Washington's beer taxes compare to those in other states, here is a link that compares tax rates for beer, cigarettes, sales, and gas: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Taxes/Advice/TheBestAndWorstStatesForTaxes.aspx.
In the northwest, Oregon is considering increasing beer taxes. Click here for a link to their bill.