What a fine Monday morning it is. Here in North Carolina, it is almost 8 am and it is already 75 degrees. I don’t think I’ll be outside much today (though that really isn’t different from any other day). The links:
- Isn’t it refreshing when elected officials do their jobs and create legislation that benefits all interested parties by taking into account everyone’s perspectives and not considering differing opinions the incarnation of evil by crafting a compromise that everyone can live with? Thank you, Sen. Wyden for crafting a compromise beer excise tax bill that big beer and craft beer can accept.
- This article discusses a lot of the consequences of allowing alcohol sales in your municipality after not allowing them for many, many years. It points out that allowing alcohol sales is not necessarily the tax revenue panacea that it can be touted as for small towns. It can help and should be a part of a comprehensive plan for economic impact and increasing tax revenue.
- Here is an article that points out something I didn’t expect to learn as I started working at Craft. Early Saturday and Sunday at Craft you will see strollers, baby carriers, and toys. We even have high chairs. I have found out that kids love root beer, especially little boys trying to be like their fathers.
- The State of Origin beer festival was this weekend, and it was a big success despite the ridiculous heat.
- Here is a short history of craft beer in North Carolina from Daniel Hartis. This is part of the North Carolina Brewers Celebration All About Beer Magazine is hosting at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte on June 27.