The Five Articles, a little late, but always on time today. A new review went up yesterday of the Wicked Weed Tyranny and Brett Tyranny. Working on tomorrow’s post, which is more of a “think piece” (I really hate that term).
- The Colorado full-strength ballot referendum story is still going forward and everyone is starting to take sides. I’ve said it before, but I don’t have an opinion on whether Colorado should change its laws, but as a slight preview of tomorrow’s post I will say the beer and alcohol laws will become more uniform across the country over the next 10 years.
- One of the open secrets of brewing is how much waste brewing causes. If brewers don’t figure out ways to reuse, recycle, or repurpose the waste, local governments will. It would be better for brewers if they came up with the ideas, because governments, whether they are in the US or Canada, will inevitably create something expensive for brewers to have to do.
- Now we get into merger talk and politics. Here is a local look at what brewers think of the merger. By the way, if you don’t know what merger I’m talking about, why are you reading a craft beer blog?
- Here is a look at it from a US Senator in a state with a growing (?) craft beer industry.
- Finally, here is a letter from the US Senator behind the ranking member of Senate Finance Committee and primary author of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, Sen. Ron Wyden. The battle lines are starting to be drawn in Congress because this deal will be poured over by the Department of Justice and the Security Exchange Commission and potential hearings in front of Wyden’s committee. How much power do these large companies have?