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Friday, January 11, 2019

Craft breweries across the country cannot sell their new IPAs or lagers in cans or bottles because an obscure agency within the Treasury Department, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, is shuttered. So Stutsman plans to just give the IPA away at private, ticketed events, including one on Jan. 26. He will invite federal employees affected by the shutdown to come an hour early. "At least they can drink a beer on me," Stutsman said. "Might as well serve it at its prime."

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So this constraint applies to all new beer products. Every new label and brew must be submitted to the ATF and approved before being sold.

Let's hear it for a wealth of new brews.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-11 09:43 AM | Reply

Yet another relic of prohibition that won't go away.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-01-11 10:38 AM | Reply

The treasury is involved in so many little known tasks. That is a government agency which could use some examination.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-01-11 10:42 AM | Reply

Why, what's wrong with free beer?

#4 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-11 11:02 AM | Reply

DAMN IT ALL!

Now I have to start going to Church again.

Turns out...

There is a GAWD!!!

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 12:34 PM | Reply

free beer?

#4 | Posted by bayviking

Free Beer? FREE BEER?

Don't you see?

This is it! THE RAPTURE has begun!

Next Cannabis will be Free!

Then it will snowball...

THIS is the Proof we have all been waiting for...

There is a Gawd!

And May His Holy Orange Juice be Upon YOU all!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 12:37 PM | Reply

I think this is mainly to ensure that labels are not misleading or trying to appeal to minors. Never heard about it being an issue before. Only when Republicans show how incompetent they are at governing.

I have no problem with this. It is not nearly as intrusive as trying to insert a judge into a pregnant woman's medical decisions. And Republicans are all for that.

#7 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-01-11 12:58 PM | Reply

OH noz

how is froufrou gognoles going to get pumpkin spice beer.

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-11 01:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I have no problem with this"

Dear Gawd I hope not.

It's Free Beer!!!

For Christ's sake.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 01:46 PM | Reply

Beer is proof that God loves us.

#10 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-01-11 03:11 PM | Reply

"Ah.... beer. The cause of, and the solution to, all of life's problems." -Homer Simpson

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 06:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

drunkard.com

#12 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-01-12 03:00 PM | Reply

how is froufrou gognoles going to get pumpkin spice beer.
#8 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Looks like I'll have to pretend to be a furloughed government employee to get free pumpkin spice beer

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-01-12 03:27 PM | Reply

"Free as in speech, or free as in beer?"

Or free as in free

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-01-12 03:28 PM | Reply

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