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Now the shutdown´s getting SERIOUS...
as government closure dries up
the nation´s beer supply

Daily Mail [UK], by Lizzie Parry

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/9/2013 7:38:13 AM

As the US government shutdown enters its ninth day the closure is threatening to leave America’s craft brewers nursing a serious hangover. While stores across the country will continue to stock a range of beers and ales on their shelves, the shutdown has closed an obscure agency, which quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels. Its closure could halt the rapidly growing craft industry in its tracks, creating huge delays for customers who expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers. The federal government shutdown began on October 1 after a group of House Republican lawmakers blocked a budget

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A knock-on effect will be a shortage of home brewing supplies as consumers attempt to make their own beer. Mr A brewed his own beer at one time and eventually created a very good pale ale. I suppose wine making might become popular too as craft beer customers turn to wine.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/9/2013 7:53:26 AM     (No. 9557127)

That´s it.

This is a bridge too far.

There will be pilsner and bock flowing in the streets over this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 10/9/2013 7:58:28 AM     (No. 9557134)

Maybe the country, and the brewers, will discover they can manage to produce great beer without the oversight of an "obscure agency". They might even ask, "What, exactly, do you do?"

Now that is a truly dangerous thought to a government bureaucrat. I probably need to be re-educated, don´t I?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/9/2013 8:11:25 AM     (No. 9557148)

As long as you can still get honey, you can make mead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/9/2013 8:47:26 AM     (No. 9557196)

Think we found our tipping point.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/9/2013 9:01:56 AM     (No. 9557225)

Hey Missy, or is it Lizzie? don´t be blaming the Republicans, all this pain and suffering is being caused by the Demonrats, who by the way, are enjoying the heck out of making Americans suffer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/9/2013 10:27:20 AM     (No. 9557360)

Maybe this "obscure agency" is a place where government can be cut. Did Pelosi miss this agency when she told us everything that can be cut has been cut?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: slab, 10/9/2013 10:38:39 AM     (No. 9557378)

Home brew cider. Look it up. Easy, and lots of fresh pressed goodness around this time of year.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/9/2013 10:42:56 AM     (No. 9557386)

Surrender, Boehner!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 10/9/2013 11:08:25 AM     (No. 9557440)

Just do what the moonshiners did in the 20´s. If the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is closed, then it´s open season!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pmarc078, 10/9/2013 11:24:32 AM     (No. 9557475)

give him the bear homer!

the bear...the bear....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/9/2013 1:57:45 PM     (No. 9557785)

This won´t stop anyone...no one asks for permission to do anything, they ask for forgiveness later and the bureaucrats are too stupid to know what just happened.

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