The beer industry has been critical of the tariffs since they were proposed last month when The Beer Institute put out a strongly worded letter imploring the administration to leave the materials used for canning out of any potential tariff.
The Brewers Association, which represents American craft breweries, feels similarly. "American craft breweries are in almost every congressional district and employ more than 130,000 Americans in manufacturing and service industry jobs. The Brewers Association strongly opposes the imposition of tariffs on imported cansheet aluminum and cautions against any action that would result in increased prices for small and independent brewers and their customers," it wrote in a statement.
The policy is intended to increase aluminum production in the US. However, a February 1 letter from the American Beverage Association, Heineken, Pepsico, Coca-Cola, the Can Manufacturers Institute, Molson Coors, and many others cautioned about the unintended consequences of these tariffs.