Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 10/2/15

Today in the Five Articles, nothing can kill business faster than stupid and greedy politicians.  Wholesalers are doing a great job of muddying up any legislation that takes one iota of leverage and money and politicians are too willing to take wholesalers money and do what they are told.  I have no problem with the three-tier system.  I understand why it exists and I understand how it helps brewers get their beer out to the public.  I have seen many good brewer and distributor relationships.  However, I have also seen the laws that are so weighted towards the distributors that the brewers have been hurt irrevocably.