Skip to comments.Now the shutdown's getting SERIOUS... as government closure dries up the nation's beer supply
Posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:33 AM PDT by PROCON
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 Americas 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 ...
Well we better accept commiecare so that one brewer won’t lose $8000 a month
just proceed without the “govt approval” the only reason they want to “approve” is so they know the brewer exists and can tax it
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.
But the IRS is still collecting taxes, right? Thank goodness. I was getting skeered.
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.
Good thing I homebrew!!
apparently this only affects new breweries and brews
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.
Whew thank God that a marine just opened up a brewery by my house looks like I’m good for the shutdown! Lol
Time for some micro to start marketing “Pirate Brew”!
I brew my own anyway.
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.
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.
a govt license doesn’t make the beer... it’s just a stamp saying ‘i’ve paid the baksheesh’
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.
“...and two cakes of yeast.”
Amen to that!
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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.
NESS .... ELLIOT NESS.... Call for ELLIOT NESS on line one ....NESS ...
Proving that we don’t need government licensing of craft brewers.
I agree. My Grandfather always told me that "drinking beer is like any other sport....You have to be in shape for it!"
on the shelf, I am cool.
As we all know:
Ummm...why is the federal government regulating this in the first place? Isn’t this a state responsibility?
Just brew anyway. Sheesh. Doesn’t anyone get tired of waiting around for lazy bureaucrats to do something?
Well, I guess it’s time to drag my middle-aged arse back to fraternity parties. They NEVER run out of brew!
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.
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