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New Bottled Brews Delayed By Government Shutdown
NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | Hope Kirwan

Posted on 01/11/2019 7:15:33 AM PST by posterchild

Craft beer drinkers in the U.S. may see fewer new bottled beers coming out in the next few months.

That's because the federal agency that approves brewery labels is closed, a result of the government shutdown.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. One of the TTB's jobs is to review beverage alcohol labels for things like alcohol content or fluid ounces in a bottle.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beer
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Is there any reason this should be a federal task? Does the TTB actually verify alcohol levels as noted on the labels?
1 posted on 01/11/2019 7:15:33 AM PST by posterchild
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For heaven’s sake. President Trump should do the Executive Order NOW and with that out of the way, they can work on the budget. Chuck and Nancy are using this to solidify their new House Majority, not because it’s what’s best for the nation!


2 posted on 01/11/2019 7:17:55 AM PST by grania ("We're all just pawns in their game")
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Interstate commerce?


3 posted on 01/11/2019 7:18:26 AM PST by grania ("We're all just pawns in their game")
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Oh well, looks like next week is back to Blaatz!


4 posted on 01/11/2019 7:19:12 AM PST by ArtDodger
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Oh No!
And it’s time for another batch of HopSlam to possibly turn up somewhere other than Mich!
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5 posted on 01/11/2019 7:19:18 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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Oh no. Now I’m stuck with only 25,000 different bottled brews to choose from. That’s it! Trump, time for you to throw in the towel.


6 posted on 01/11/2019 7:19:42 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Hell that does it! Stop the shutdown immediately! /s


7 posted on 01/11/2019 7:20:36 AM PST by TruthWillWin ([[[MSM]]])
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To: grania

Interstate commerce?


It is interesting how the courts were able to rule that a product grown in a state and consumed in the same state neer crossing the state line was somehow covered by the interstate commerce. So much evil has come from this ruling.


8 posted on 01/11/2019 7:22:10 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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Ohhhh poor little NPR addicts.
Guess you will have to be happy sipping Starsucks brews - if you can avoid the druggies needles!


9 posted on 01/11/2019 7:22:25 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach John Roberts for corruption. SOROS IS "SPARTACUS" BOOKER'S LANISTA.)
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Ohhhh poor little NPR addicts.
Guess you will have to be happy sipping Starsucks brews - if you can avoid the druggies needles!


10 posted on 01/11/2019 7:22:34 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach John Roberts for corruption. SOROS IS "SPARTACUS" BOOKER'S LANISTA.)
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Maybe the Dukes could help out, lol.
11 posted on 01/11/2019 7:23:05 AM PST by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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And what is going to happen if the brewer just go ahead and paste labels on their product. There is no one around to enforce the regulation.


12 posted on 01/11/2019 7:23:12 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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Possibly - I was originally thinking about local brews but yes, many do sell across state lines though I’d be surprised that eth content and volume are truly verified by a gov’t agency though.

Pint fraud in restaurants/bars is much more common but that is truly a local issue.


13 posted on 01/11/2019 7:24:44 AM PST by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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Just sell the beer!


14 posted on 01/11/2019 7:26:32 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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Are keg sales unaffected?


15 posted on 01/11/2019 7:27:34 AM PST by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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And we need federal workers to approve beer labels...why?


16 posted on 01/11/2019 7:28:15 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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Does the federal government review every bottle of aspirin to ensure the milligrams are accurate, or every bag of potato chips to verify how many ounces lurk within? Shouldn’t a labeling law spell out what must be listed or what content must be present to call a product beer or malt liquor or the like, and then let manufacturers follow the guidelines? Does eveythimg have to preapproved now?


17 posted on 01/11/2019 7:32:33 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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It's a crock of crap, but it actually is a thing...can't get our labels approved so no growlers and cans being sold. And yes, it is completely worth it!!!
BUILD THE WALL!
18 posted on 01/11/2019 7:35:45 AM PST by small farm girl (....)
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If the government can no longer permit the sale, what authority do they have to prevent it?


19 posted on 01/11/2019 7:41:29 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Calm down and enjoy the ride, great things are happening for our country)
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I guess we’re all gonna suffer because we have to drink beer brands that already exist. How terrible.


20 posted on 01/11/2019 7:41:40 AM PST by Durbin
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