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Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers
AP via yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 9, 2013 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER and TODD RICHMOND

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: beer; shutdown
Regulating such things truly is a non essential role for a federal government.
1 posted on 10/09/2013 9:07:26 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Has the craft brewery in the White House been closed?


2 posted on 10/09/2013 9:08:38 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: posterchild

C’mon just go back to drinking PBR -— the beer that made Milwaukee famous.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (no new world odor---screw the Borg)
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To: posterchild

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.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: brooklyn dave
That was Schlitz, not Pabst LOL


5 posted on 10/09/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: posterchild

6 posted on 10/09/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: posterchild

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.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 9:14:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: posterchild

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.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 9:14:41 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: null and void

I love it


9 posted on 10/09/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: brooklyn dave

Gimmee a Hamms...


10 posted on 10/09/2013 9:15:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: posterchild
bundy beer
I know just the guy to take care of this problem.
11 posted on 10/09/2013 9:15:33 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: posterchild

To the contrary, I’d propose that craft brewers can now go about their legitimate business unimpeded by the nanny state.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again. 969)
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To: posterchild

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.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 9:16:18 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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14 posted on 10/09/2013 9:16:38 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: posterchild

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.

WACO, anyone?


15 posted on 10/09/2013 9:16:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: posterchild
Why are the feds regulating craft breweries? Their “recipes and labels”? This is insane.

Here’s a poster child for inefficient, arrogant, redundant, meddlesome and unnecessary government. The whole agency should be abolished.

16 posted on 10/09/2013 9:23:02 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: posterchild

Amen, that is the most distressing part of this story, that the feds have any role in microbrews.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 9:24:48 AM PDT by Defiant (The National Debt needs to be put under House arrest.)
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To: posterchild

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.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: posterchild

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.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 9:25:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: HenryArmitage

Last I saw that guy, he was yukking it up with a bunch of gay guys sipping a fruity cocktail.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 9:26:00 AM PDT by Defiant (The National Debt needs to be put under House arrest.)
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To: BenLurkin

Obama’s prohibition?


21 posted on 10/09/2013 9:28:31 AM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HenryArmitage

NO MA’AM.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: posterchild
Regulating such things truly is a non essential role for a federal government.

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.

23 posted on 10/09/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: posterchild

This craft beer was not approved by the Federal Craft Beer Approval Agency.

24 posted on 10/09/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: posterchild

Keep that obscure agency closed forever. That one and every one like it.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: brooklyn dave

Why pay for PBR, when pee is free?


26 posted on 10/09/2013 9:35:11 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Defiant

.. and a smoking hot wife... I think i could put up with a couple gays bringing booze for that.


27 posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: posterchild

Why aren’t the States doing this?


28 posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: HenryArmitage

Yeah, but he left the wife alone to go drink with the gays. WTH?


29 posted on 10/09/2013 9:42:35 AM PDT by Defiant (The National Debt needs to be put under House arrest.)
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To: brooklyn dave

What was the beer that made Mel Famie walk us?


30 posted on 10/09/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: null and void

Now this is getting serious.......


31 posted on 10/09/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: posterchild

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.


32 posted on 10/09/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: posterchild

Time for another beer rebellion? (or was that whiskey?)


33 posted on 10/09/2013 9:50:08 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: MulberryDraw

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)


34 posted on 10/09/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

nope not that kinky


35 posted on 10/09/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: posterchild

I’m offended that craft brew labels don’t mention that they are made from government approved recipes.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 10:05:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: posterchild

Sounds like a job the states can handle. The problem isn’t the shutdown. It’s the unnecessary overreach of the federal government.


37 posted on 10/09/2013 10:09:35 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

The shutdown is good practice for secession.


38 posted on 10/09/2013 10:10:55 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: posterchild

Every July 4th we pay lip service to freedom. It is more of a sham every passing year.


39 posted on 10/09/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: posterchild

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.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 10:21:49 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: posterchild; Revolting cat!

The State is protecting the commercial interests of the big players.


41 posted on 10/09/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: PGR88
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.

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.

42 posted on 10/09/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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