Support the KOMBUCHA Act!

Three bipartisan lawmakers from Colorado recently introduced a bill in both chambers of Congress that would eliminate federal alcohol taxes on kombucha and update the regulations that govern the drink.

In 2015, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) sent letters to several kombucha producers, warning them that since their beverages supposedly exceeded the allowable alcohol limit, they must be labeled as alcoholic beverages and be subject to alcohol regulation—or face hefty fines and legal action.

Because the federal government treats kombucha as an alcoholic beverage, producers are hit with higher taxes than other soft drinks. This means higher prices for consumers.

The bill, called the Keeping Our Manufacturers from Being Unfairly Taxed While Championing Health Act (KOMBUCHA), would raise the ABV limit (the allowable alcohol by volume) in kombucha from 0.5% to 1.25% and thus shield kombucha from being treated as an alcoholic beverage.

Write to Congress and tell your senators and representatives to support the KOMBUCHA Act!


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