Here are today’s links, there is some things about beer law, a preview of a beer/food event I really want to attend someday, and some Wu-Tang Clan.
- Here is a summary of NC House Bill 909 from Jennifer Morgan at the law firm Williams Mullen. Among other things the law will make contract brewing a little easier in North Carolina.
- From Boston, here is a story about Craft Collective, a beer distributor who specializes in representing smaller craft brewers. Distributors and brewers do not always have the same goals, but they do share one huge one: to get good beer out to people that will buy it. Why does it seem that all across the country craft brewers and distributors are operating at cross purposes and fighting over legislation?
- Colorado brewers and liquor store owners are coming together to fight a change in the beer laws in Colorado which would allow beer to be sold in grocery stores. As is usually the case with beer and alcohol laws in North America, the full story and all the details are rather confusing. This legislation has been tried before and failed every time, but now the Colorado Retail Council is pushing for a ballot initiative to let the voters decide. Brewers and store owners oppose this.
- If I can get one thing out of being a beer blogger, it would be to get big enough that I can wrangle a press pass to Savor. What is Savor? it is a beer and food even held annually in Washington, DC. It sells out almost immediately and lasts for a week.
- Dock Street Brewing is aging a golden saison for six months in a barrels with Wu-Tang Clan music playing constantly. Of course it is called Ain’t Nuthin’ To Funk With. I don’t know what this will do for the beer (Head brewer, Vince Desrosiers, also plans to do a Run The Jewels beer) but you should read the article just for the requisite Wu-Tang lyric references, including the one in the first paragraph.
Also, there should be a new beer review posting tonight or very early tomorrow. Stay tuned.