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Now the shutdown's getting SERIOUS... as government closure dries up the nation's beer supply
daily mail ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 | Lizzie Parry

Posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:33 AM PDT by PROCON

Full Title:

Now the shutdown's getting SERIOUS... as government closure dries up the nation's beer supply

US federal shutdown closes agency responsible for alcohol licensing

Craft brewers on the frontline facing financial disaster

Small businesses and start-ups put on hold indefinitely

One brewer claims shutdown will cost him $8,000 a month

As the US government shutdown enters its ninth day the closure is threatening to leave America’s craft brewers nursing a serious hangover. While stores across the country will continue to stock a range of beers and ales on their shelves, the shutdown has closed an obscure agency, which quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels.

Its closure could halt the rapidly growing craft industry in its tracks, creating huge delays for customers who expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: beer; governmentshutdown
This is HUGH!
1 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:33 AM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Ruh Roo!


2 posted on 10/09/2013 6:19:18 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: PROCON

Well we better accept commiecare so that one brewer won’t lose $8000 a month


3 posted on 10/09/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: PROCON

just proceed without the “govt approval” the only reason they want to “approve” is so they know the brewer exists and can tax it


4 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PROCON

Better question is why wait? Screw the Feds, if they aren’t open then they can’t enforce right? These petty little tryants need to start being left handcuffed around electric poles, with their pants pulled down.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:58 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PROCON

But the IRS is still collecting taxes, right? Thank goodness. I was getting skeered.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SampleMan
Better question is why wait? Screw the Feds, if they aren’t open then they can’t enforce right?

The parks are officially closed due to lack of manpower, yet they have plenty of manpower to enforce the closure.

You can bet that any brewer who tries it will be hit with massive fines, either immediately or once the shutdown lifts.

7 posted on 10/09/2013 6:27:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PROCON

Good thing I homebrew!!


8 posted on 10/09/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: PROCON
Oh well. There's always bathtub beer.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 6:27:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Mr. K

apparently this only affects new breweries and brews


10 posted on 10/09/2013 6:32:52 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: PROCON

Eh. I usually drink Busch anyway because life is too long for expensive beer all the time, especially in the volume I consume. I’m a trained professional, don’t try this at home.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 6:34:00 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: PROCON

Whew thank God that a marine just opened up a brewery by my house looks like I’m good for the shutdown! Lol


12 posted on 10/09/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: yldstrk

Time for some micro to start marketing “Pirate Brew”!


13 posted on 10/09/2013 6:41:11 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: PROCON

I brew my own anyway.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: PROCON

This should only affect new brews, not the brews that have already been licensed and had their labels approved, right?

Maybe it’s time to take another foray into home brewing.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 6:42:57 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: PROCON

This puts a cramp in my plans with my proposed nano brewery but I have plenty of beer on tap at home. If I am a little inconvenienced by this in order to try and save this country, then so be it.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 6:43:38 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: PROCON

*pssst*

a govt license doesn’t make the beer... it’s just a stamp saying ‘i’ve paid the baksheesh’


17 posted on 10/09/2013 6:47:25 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m with you, Brother, and I cook it myself instead of turning that over to my very expensive, taxpayer provided “FCOTUS” (First Chef of the United States). Thank goodness that’s still legal.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 6:48:10 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: Paine in the Neck

“...and two cakes of yeast.”


19 posted on 10/09/2013 6:53:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: jstaff

Amen to that!


20 posted on 10/09/2013 6:54:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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21 posted on 10/09/2013 6:59:05 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mr. K

Yes, and even if the one brewer is just DELAYED by a few weeks... All these doom-and-gloom reports about the shutdown are written from the perspective that these inconveniences are permanent, just adding to the hysteria.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 7:02:18 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SampleMan

NESS .... ELLIOT NESS.... Call for ELLIOT NESS on line one ....NESS ...


23 posted on 10/09/2013 7:06:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: PROCON

Proving that we don’t need government licensing of craft brewers.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 7:14:52 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: TheRhinelander
"...life is too long for expensive beer all the time, especially in the volume I consume. I’m a trained professional, don’t try this at home."

I agree. My Grandfather always told me that "drinking beer is like any other sport....You have to be in shape for it!"

25 posted on 10/09/2013 7:15:30 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: PROCON
Since I have a case of this

on the shelf, I am cool.

As we all know:

Whisky will get you through times of no government better than government will get you through times of no whisky!


26 posted on 10/09/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: PROCON

Ummm...why is the federal government regulating this in the first place? Isn’t this a state responsibility?


27 posted on 10/09/2013 8:05:36 AM PDT by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: PROCON

Just brew anyway. Sheesh. Doesn’t anyone get tired of waiting around for lazy bureaucrats to do something?


28 posted on 10/09/2013 8:49:03 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PROCON

Well, I guess it’s time to drag my middle-aged arse back to fraternity parties. They NEVER run out of brew!


29 posted on 10/09/2013 9:06:24 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: PROCON

See what electing the most dishonest people in the world, lawyers, will do?

So they craft a law which must be obeyed then at their discretion shut down the agency which was to monitor this law so therefore We The People must stop what we are doing!

I am still waiting for these communist scum in Washington to figure out they can shut down every federal highway.


30 posted on 10/09/2013 9:14:25 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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