Canning beer has gotten more costly for local breweries, which have felt the sting of the Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum.
The United States implemented a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in March. The tariffs affect economic rival China along with long-time trade allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union; all have since responded with retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. In his proclamation of the tariffs, President Donald Trump argued importing the metals posed a national security risk.
The move was met with criticism from some in the brewing industry.
“The market uncertainty and financial penalties created by...