Something I didn't really think about before looking into this was excise taxes. For small beer producers, the federal excise tax is equivalent to $0.22/gallon ($7/bbl), while the excise tax on low-volume production wine is $0.17/gallon. Missouri state excise taxes are $0.42/gallon for wine, and $0.06/gallon for beer.
So the tax liability can really add up quickly if you're doing any volume at all. I'm still having a hard time figuring out taxes for selling wholesale. Maybe there aren't any? I found retail sales taxes, but no manufacturer or wholesaler taxes, other than the initial excise tax.
If you're selling to another company wholesale, retail tax typically passes through to the last entity that is actually selling the goods to the consumer. Otherwise you would have more instances of goods being double, triple, or even quadruple taxed before consumers got their hands on them.
You usually avoid paying the sales tax by acquiring a state sales tax number. Then when you buy something like honey or bottles, you won't have to pay tax. But if you bought something where you were considered a consumer, like a tank, then most likely you have to pay the tax... unless you were buying the tank for resale (there are certain exemptions in certain states under economic development acts, etc.).