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Independent Brewer Wants
Out of Wholesaler Controls

Carolina Journal (Raleigh, NC), by Barry Smith

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Posted By:rivlax, 4/30/2013 12:32:20 PM

Bill Sherrill feels like he has an uphill battle in an effort to continue self-distributing the beer he brews at Red Oak Brewery in Guilford County. He chooses to hire people to distribute his beer instead of going through a distributor. But under current state law, that option would not be available to him once he tops 25,000 barrels of beer per year. [SNIP] Sherrill believes he’s fighting against a powerful lobbying group in the N.C. Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. He’s tried to get the cap raised in past years, but his efforts have gotten nowhere.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/30/2013 12:35:32 PM     (No. 9303627)

What ???

There is corruption involving the alcohol industry and politicians ???

I just can´t believe that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 4/30/2013 12:59:55 PM     (No. 9303675)

OK fellow Old North Staters - it´s HB 781 - I just wrote my Dist 59 Rep. Jon Hardister(R) to support Rep. Harrison(D) in this matter.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm, 4/30/2013 1:57:16 PM     (No. 9303763)

Another example of using government regs to serve private interests. Probably unconstitutional since there is no public interest in such a trade restraint but a small businessman won´t be able to afford legal avenues of redress.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/30/2013 2:05:15 PM     (No. 9303775)

Hey, couldn´t the self-described "Luke Skywalker" of the Senate...
Li´l Johnny McCain... solve all this problem for ya?

His wife´s family knows all about beer distributorships (in Arizona).
He married a fortune. Like John Fraud Kerry.
They call him and Lurch... Cash and Kerry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/30/2013 2:07:47 PM     (No. 9303777)

Liquor laws are often very bizarre. Probably helps generate campaign funding to keep laws that keep the small guy in his place.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 4/30/2013 3:12:36 PM     (No. 9303875)

We tried to tear down the 3-tier system here in GA in the last legislative session. At first the Reps were all about it, then the Indusdry Lobby leaned on them. They went from Yes, to studying the bill, to oops, we won´t have time to get it on the schedule this session.

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