French Beer Tax Stunts Growth

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Boxes of Page 24 beer, produced by the brewer Brasserie Saint... News PhotoAgriculture,Alcohol,Beer - Alcohol,Bill,Brewery,Cereal Plant,Drink,Economy,Europe,France,Home Finances,Machinery,Produced,Sitting,Tax,Vertical,Waiting,WheatPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergBoxes of Page 24 beer, produced by the brewer Brasserie Saint Germain, sit waiting for dispatch from the brewery in Aix-Noulette, in France, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Producers of beer in France, for instance, say any development plans they had have been 'nipped in the bud' by Hollande's plan to boost the tax on the drink next year. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg via Getty Images