Another day and more beer to drink and more beer news to read. Here are the Five Articles.
- I continue to say that the biggest reason for movement on beer laws isn’t some altruistic hope to create a more fair beer economy it is the tightening of municipal budgets and the search for economic growth and tax revenue. Municipal morality goes out the window when you have trouble paying for your fire department. Here is another small Southern city embracing alcohol as a way to help restaurants and bars and therefore tourism.
- I am not a fan of states creating tax incentive packages to bring single corporations to your state. I believe these incentives end up costing the state more money than they actually gain from the company relocating in a particular area. North Carolina did this for a few companies than the companies left. The state didn’t make money on the companies being there and then they left even before some of the incentives expired leaving holes both physical and economic.
- This is interesting. I believe in North Carolina producers can say who carries their product. However, I know bartenders and servers can’t wear hats or t-shirts from a brewer because it is considered advertising.
- Basically, SABMiller is selling more beer by drowning Latin America and Africa in cheap fizzy water.
- This is a nice glossary of beginning beer geek terms.