Ohio Craft Brewers Association hits snag with 12-pack beer sampler

on 11/10/10 at 4:31 pm

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Heinen’s last Friday, Oct. 8, tweeted that “there have been some unexpected delays due to state/federal laws that may push back the release date” of a new 12-pack beer sampler that is a collaboration of a half-dozen Northeast Ohio breweries.

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association‘s sampler still is slated to be released on Oct. 16, one day after the nine-day Cleveland Beer Week begins, but because this product is “the first of its kind, probably in the world,” state and federal agencies are making sure the product release aligns with various liquor sale rules, said Ed Thompkins, a wine buyer for Heinen’s.

“What makes this product great also makes it frustrating,” he said.

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