Category Archives: History

Alcohol and Cancer

The Irish legislature, the Oireachtas, is considering adding a warning label about drinking and cancer to alcoholic beverages. Ireland would be the first country to have such a  warning label. America has had labels that warn about drinking while pregnant … Continue reading

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Bud Light

A couple of days ago, USA Today, had a story about the top three beers in America. Budweiser is no longer in that category. Bud Light is still number one, Coors Light is number two and Miller Lite has supplanted … Continue reading

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Whisky Tax Break

In 1976 Congress created tax differential for small brewers. The tax rate at that time was $9 a barrel for large brewers; small breweries that produced less than 2 million barrels paid $7 on their first 60,000 barrels. When 1991 … Continue reading

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New Year Goals

My goals for 2018 are pretty similar to the goals I had last year. I plan to blog once a week and tweet every day. I am off to a great start in tweeting because I attended the United States … Continue reading

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Year End Review

Since I always post on Friday, I am doing  the recap of my year today. My goal for this website was to post once a week. I started on January  6 2017 so this is my fifty-first post.  I feel … Continue reading

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Beer for the Holidays

Beer has traditionally been a summer drink and even today with complete access to refrigeration beer sales are greatest¬† in the summer. Post Repeal brewers who faced a changed retail landscape tried to start their selling season in March by … Continue reading

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Re-post: The Road from Repeal: The Three Tier System

As a followup to last week’s post about the impending tax legislation and it’s effect on the brewing industry, I am re-posting a blog from December 2008. At that time, in honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Repeal of … Continue reading

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The Tax Man Cometh

For several years  the brewing industry has been seeking a rollback of the beer taxes of 1991. Until now I was dubious that they would be successful during the Trump administration. The heinous tax bill that the Senate passed last … Continue reading

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New Computer

I bought a new computer a few weeks ago and it has turned out to be extremely complicated to get it up and running. A computer is a complex machine yet people are expected to know what to do without … Continue reading

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This Joint’s for You

Various people from the brewing industry are exploring ways to capitalize on the growing recreational marijuana market. According to the Chicago Tribune, Chris Burrggraeve, a former Anheuser Bush InBev NV executive, has invested in a San Francisco startup, Green Rush … Continue reading

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