I’m back, maybe not better then ever, but with a clearer idea of what I want this blog to be. More on all that in a post later today. On to some quick beer news.
- A story from Alabama about growler laws. Wait, it isn’t just growler laws. In Alabama, if you go to a brewery, you can’t leave with beer. That’s right. You can’t get a growler or a bottle. Not a thing. I like all the distribution reps we work with at Craft, but wholesale distributors have way too much power in many states. I personally don’t have a problem with the 3-tiered system, as long as it is fair and works equally for all parts of the system and the consumer.
- This is actually a debate about growler laws in Massachusetts. This is an interesting and subtle issue. At Craft, we fill anyone’s growlers which is possible under NC law. However, many places have a policy to only fill their own growlers. I understand their reasoning, but again (and this is part of my retail background) you should try to do what you can to accommodate the customer.
- This is the beer festival I most want to attend in the next year or two. Savor just seems like a lot of fun and it takes place in a city I have yet to explore, Washington, DC.
- I don’t know what was worse in this article, the fact that the President drank a beer is news or the dumbed down way they explained Bavarian traditions and how beer plays a part in it.
- Some of you will be buying Father’s Day gifts. Here is an idea of one you can make: a reclaimed wood six-pack holder. If you are less handy with tools, here is a version already made up for you and ready to go.
As I said, there will be at least one other post today, possibly more. Stay tuned.