[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Trump Jr walks out of book launch after heckling from supporters

The Sad, Sad State Of Virginia

Let’s Invade Mexico! (Another Entry in the Tourney of Damn Fool Ideas)

Child Rape Stories Are Too ‘Stupid’ for ABC News to Cover

THOUGHT POLICE: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter all ban any mention of “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella as the Overton Window of allowable speech collapses

AKA Stone onered with stachoo in his/hers/its/whuts liknis

Landmark Bill Would Bar State from Enforcing Federal Red-Flag Gun Laws

CNN Accidentally Airs the BEST PRO-GUN Commercial EVER!

Rachael Maddow Has Been Happily Married For 20 Years

Mormon families fleeing Mexico after violent attack arrive in Arizona

Baby Trump’ Balloon Slashed at Alabama Appearance

BREAKING: Rep. Devin Nunes Releases Requested Witness List for Adam Schiff’s Show Trial, Including: Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff, Alexandra Chalupa and Eric Ciaramella

AGW Taunts, Brutalizes Old Man

Cop Kills Two Innocent Girls, Gets Off Scot Free and Was Just Elected Mayor

Another Drug-War Massacre

Internet Owns NYPD After They Bragged About Stealing 106 lbs of LEGAL Hemp for Cancer Patients

Trump 'regularly stumbles, slurs and gets confused'

The Bloomberg Factor

Time for Some Drano in the Swamp

Gov. Ralph Northam confirms Virginia already 'working on' gun confiscation now that Democrats are in control

Study confirms TV industry is pushing homosexuality on network TV more and more each year…

Ohio detective dies after being shot twice in face during drug raid, police say

The Sissifying of America Continues (“Beat them, but not too badly” has no place in sports.)

AmericaÂ’s Largest Health Insurer Is Giving Apartments to Homeless People

Fake WhistleblowerÂ’s Lawyer Outs the Coup dÂ’etat in a Tweet

Federal judge strikes down rule allowing clinicians to object to abortions for moral or religious reasons

Oops! ADAM SCHIFF Accidentally Leaks Name of Anti-Trump ‘Whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella in Bill Taylor’s Transcript!

“It’s Going to Be Devastating. It’s Going to Ruin Careers” – Joe diGenova: IG Report Delayed Due to Durham Grand Jury – Several Obama DOJ Officials Will Be Indicted (VIDEO)

Social Media Increasingly Conduit for Surveillance and Voter Manipulation

Was he Lee ... was he PaTsy --- Was he Trying To Tell us someThing !

While You Slept, Government Created Internal Passports

Viral Meme Campaign Keeps Jeffrey Epstein Story Alive

Cop Charged after Allegedly Filming Himself Masturbate at a Concert Just Before Punching a Man

Woman Fights Back Against Charges for Using Cannabis to Treat Her Illness—and She WON

‘How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?’ Hillary Clinton bursts into laughter over dead body joke… again

Fox News Poll: 49 percent favor impeaching Trump (BS)

Watch OAN reporter knock on Eric Ciaramella’s front door…

Death by Design

The Other '80s Blade Runner Movie

New York's Place as America's Fine-Dining Mecca in Jeopardy As City Bans Foie Gras

Brave, Compassionate Officer Tells "Why I Wear the Badge"

Bible verses about purgatory

Rage With The Machine? 90's Resistance Band Reunites To Do Establishment Bidding In 2020

$1 million in First Spouse gold coins wrongly sent for destruction (Fake News)

Video Shows Cop Jump Family’s Fence, Kill Dog in Front of 10 yo Girl

RaTcliffe ... raTs ouT --- The Schiff show…

The Deep State Has Been Redefined as "Career Bureaucrats Doing Their Patriotic Duty"

ROLLING STONES "WAITING FOR A FRIEND" **POP-UP VIDEO**, 1981

"Space Satellite" Crashes To Earth (Balloon & Tether still attached)

You may not believe this, but Greta Thunberg’s no air travel plan has hit a (hilarious) snag


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: Is Sam Adams' New 28 Percent ABV Beer Legal in Your State?
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/2019/10/22/is-sa ... -abv-beer-legal-in-your-state/
Published: Oct 22, 2019
Author: Noah Shepardson
Post Date: 2019-10-22 15:41:51 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 15
Comments: 1

Remnants of Prohibition-era policies continue to frustrate brewers.

Fifteen states don't want you to try Sam Adams' new "extreme" beer. In fact, they make it a crime to sell it.

On October 15, Samuel Adams, the Boston-based brewing company, debuted this year's iteration of its Utopias "extreme beer." In addition to carrying the astronomical price tag of $210 dollars per 25.4-ounce bottle, Utopias has a substantial alcohol by volume (ABV) of 28 percent. That's about six times the ABV of an average beer, placing it well over the legal limitations that 15 states have imposed on ABV for a bottle of beer.

One of the 15 states banning Utopias is Utah, a state with notoriously strict alcohol laws. Earlier this year, the state imposed a 5 percent ABV limit on beer—a sign of the state easing up a bit. The 2019 law replaced an 86-year-old Prohibition-era law that placed a 3.2 percent alcohol by weight (ABW) cap on beer. (ABW is an outdated term, but a 3.2 percent ABW beer is equivalent to a modern 4 percent ABV beer.)

Jarrett Dieterle, senior fellow at R Street, a public policy organization dedicated to promoting, "free markets and limited, effective government," notes that while it's good that Prohibition-era laws are gradually being repealed, "many of the states that [do] repeal their 3.2 laws merely [replace] them with slightly less onerous versions."

Utah's 5 percent ABV limit on beer is only one of many halfhearted attempts by state legislatures to reel back the control the state has over what you can consume. Dieterle points out that Oklahoma simply created a new cap at 8.99 percent ABV, whereas Kansas' legislature only increased the 3.2 ABW percent cap to 6 percent ABV (a meager 2 percent increase in ABV).

The real issue with this archaic approach to beer regulating, is that the new laws are still, "arbitrary and especially unsuited to the modern craft-beer era." Dieterle tells Reason that "the vast majority of these laws would also impact beers with much lower ABV levels than 28 percent" such as Imperial IPAs, which typically range from 7 to 12 percent ABV. This means that the beer market in many of these former 3.2 cap states is significantly limited. State governments are essentially regulating away fun by stifling innovation in the craft beer industry.

Alcohol laws are a prime example of nanny state regulations that infantilize adults in the name of protecting citizens from themselves. Often the rules make no sense and don't even accomplish their stated purpose: Utah bans 28 percent ABV beer, but you can go down to the liquor store there and buy 50 bottles of vodka. A typical bottle of vodka has an ABV of 40 percent, and it sells for a lot less than Samuel Adams' Utopias beer.

As Dieterle says, "we have a wonderful diversity of beer varieties in modern America, and it just makes no sense to have these arbitrary caps on alcohol levels still in place."

More on ridiculous American beer laws:

(2 images)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

The alcohol laws and regulations should be utterly swept away, and the people who want to regulate it because of their prissy religious reasons should be told to go to Hell.

Vicomte13  posted on  2019-10-22   15:46:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com