French Beer Tax Stunts Growth

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A brewer checks the beer fermentation process in double-walled tanks... News PhotoAgriculture,Alcohol,Beer - Alcohol,Bill,Brewery,Cereal Plant,Chemical Reaction,Drink,Economy,Europe,France,Home Finances,Horizontal,Machinery,Tax,WheatPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA brewer checks the beer fermentation process in double-walled tanks at the Brasserie Saint Germain 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