It doesn’t matter how long I may stay away from the Five Articles, they always seem to come back to the same thing: the changing nature of alcohol laws in this country. I tried to link to a few articles that talked about this specifically in Mississippi where the slight changes to the laws have led to a jump in the number and profit of Mississippi breweries. Now, the brewers are trying to drag the laws from the 20th century into the 21st, but you can’t read that because the newspaper with those stories restricts access to those who have paid for a subscription. Onto the articles you can read.
- Let’s start in Denver with a roundup of the Collaboration Fest 2016. This sounds like something I should really try to make a trip to next year. Really, any reason to go to Denver is welcome.
- It’s good to see a good liberal arts education not going to waste. Kids today are learning all the important things like the proper serving temperature of good beer.
- The whole point of a tap takeover and other similar events is for the brewer to promote his/her beers and the bar to get a dedicated group of beer drinkers in their establishment for the night. It helps when you can promote it on social media sites since there is where the majority of the people you want to invite spend their free time.
- Whenever one of the big beer companies opposes a bill their logic always sounds like they are pissing on your shoes and telling you it’s raining. My guess as to what happened to this raise the limit bill in Ohio is the big beer lobby spread just enough money around to delay the vote long enough for the session to run out. They know they can’t defeat it, but they can slow it down.
- At least, in Maine they are just trying to fill in the holes left in their current craft beer-friendly laws. However, the laws need to be changed because most are still at least 40 years old, and that is the main problem with these laws across the country. They were written in a beer world that no longer exists.