Skip to comments.Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:07:26 AM PDT by posterchild
MILWAUKEE (AP) The federal government shutdown could leave America's craft brewers with a serious hangover.
Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry, whose customers expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.
Mike Brenner is trying to open a craft brewery in Milwaukee by December. His application to include a tasting room is now on hold, as are his plans to file paperwork for four labels over the next few weeks. He expects to lose about $8,000 for every month his opening is delayed.
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Has the craft brewery in the White House been closed?
C’mon just go back to drinking PBR -— the beer that made Milwaukee famous.
Any new “craft” beers that come out during this time will now be known to be stealth “craft” beers put out by the big brewery conglomerates.
Uh oh, This means no beer, cavalier, a renegade and steer clear
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
It’s hopefully not going to take too long before the average Joe starts asking why in Sam Hill is the federal government involved in these activities at all.
I love it
Gimmee a Hamms...
To the contrary, I’d propose that craft brewers can now go about their legitimate business unimpeded by the nanny state.
I can point the Federalistas to places in the backwoods of SW Pennsylvania and West Virginia where damn fine brew is made without government approval.
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A “little known” agency. But I’ll bet the BATF would be quick enough to jump in and start shooting people if they tried to make beer without federal permission.
Here’s a poster child for inefficient, arrogant, redundant, meddlesome and unnecessary government. The whole agency should be abolished.
Amen, that is the most distressing part of this story, that the feds have any role in microbrews.
This impacts my plans as well to open a nano-brewery. But I’ll take the hit if we can get this country back on track. We need to be thinking about our children and grandchildren and what mess we are NOT going to leave them.
It is time for this obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels to be closed permanently and the programs which it administers to be terminated.
Last I saw that guy, he was yukking it up with a bunch of gay guys sipping a fruity cocktail.
Beyond the relatively small number of hard-core leftists who believe Government should run everyone's lives, it is unfortunate that a large majority Americans give little or no thought to the idea of what the role and size of Government should be. Many simply accept the notion that Government needs to regulate nearly every aspect of human activity.
This craft beer was not approved by the Federal Craft Beer Approval Agency.
Keep that obscure agency closed forever. That one and every one like it.
Why pay for PBR, when pee is free?
.. and a smoking hot wife... I think i could put up with a couple gays bringing booze for that.
Why aren’t the States doing this?
Yeah, but he left the wife alone to go drink with the gays. WTH?
What was the beer that made Mel Famie walk us?
Now this is getting serious.......
Now that’s funny! Since when did I need government approval to make booze? There’s been brewers and distillers in our country since, well, before our country even existed. All the feds want is tax revenue, that’s IT. I work for my family and me, not the feds and their bankster buddies.
Time for another beer rebellion? (or was that whiskey?)
The subject Whiskey Tax was repealed ~7 yr after the gov’t offed a few of the rebellious “miscreants” (most in Philadelphia which apparently started a trend there)
nope not that kinky
I’m offended that craft brew labels don’t mention that they are made from government approved recipes.
Sounds like a job the states can handle. The problem isn’t the shutdown. It’s the unnecessary overreach of the federal government.
The shutdown is good practice for secession.
Every July 4th we pay lip service to freedom. It is more of a sham every passing year.
We should probably take this function out of the hands of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Unfortunately the agency in charge of taking things out of the hands of agencies is shut down.
The State is protecting the commercial interests of the big players.
Somehow dopers think that they will be exempted from the regulations on consumption, production, transport, availability, age of use, etc. that are applied to alcohol (even at 5% level). Their mantra of "legalize it then tax the hell out of it" means putting the ATF in their backyard to keep track of production and tax stamps.