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Always Taxes

At the latest Alcohol Task Force sub-committee excise taxes came up again as an issue. The lone public health person strongly encouraged the committee to think about raising the state excise tax on liquor which hasn’t been increased since the … Continue reading

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Beer Festivals and Economic Development

This Saturday, in Hartford there will be the Small State Great Beer festival. This is the second for the event and they expected more than thirty-five brewers to participate. The beer festival was the idea of three young people with … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Alcohol Task Force

Tuesday I attended a public hearing of the Massachusetts Alcohol Task Force. Deb Goldberg, the State Treasurer, created the task force to look at the laws and regulations governing the alcohol beverage industry. About fifteen people were present and about … Continue reading

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Happy National Beer Day

Today is National Beer Day. It commemorates the day drinking beer became legal after fourteen years of Prohibition. In 2008, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the event, I wrote the following blog post about Repeal. The post also included information  … Continue reading

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Bock Is Back

Today is the March 2017 edition of The Session.  Jon Abernathy of The Brew Site is hosting it. I decided to post an excerpt from Brewing Battles.                   Modern Brewery and its … Continue reading

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200 and Counting

The post I did last week on the Women’s March was my two hundredth  on this WordPress blog. It was my 238th post if you count the thirty-eight I did  when I had a website hosted by Network solutions which … Continue reading

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Drinking in Paris and London

I have been to Paris three times and each time I have felt that I generally got good wine. To me, who knows nothing about wine, French wines taste better than the wine I get in America. One of the … Continue reading

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Macro Beer versus Craft Beer

On Feb. 8, Elizabeth Flock, had an interesting in-depth article in US News and World Report about competition between macro brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch, and craft brewers. The key players in her story are several craft brewers, Jim Koch and … Continue reading

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Schlitz Palm Garden

Of the four days and three nights we were Milwaukee for the OAH we spent one day getting there, one day sightseeing, and one day and a half days actually going to the convention. On Saturday we spent the morning … Continue reading

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He who drinks Pabst drinks best

After visiting the Pabst mansion, we walked to the site of the Pabst Brewery. The plant ceased operations in 1996. The brewery was massive and consisted of twenty-eight buildings. Some are in disrepair and many are gone. A parking garage … Continue reading

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