The Minnesota excise tax on alcohol is only pennies per drink.
The current Minnesota excise tax on beer and wine is just over a penny per drink. The tax on liquor is less than 6 cents per drink. Taxes make up only a fraction of the retail cost of alcoholic beverages. See graphic comparison.
Minnesota ranks low on alcohol excise taxes.
Beer: Minnesota ranks 33rd out of the 50 states.
Wine: Only five states have a lower excise tax.
Liquor: Minnesota ranks 7th of 32 states that have an excise tax on liquor.