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Tag Archives: Government shutdown

• More On How Government Shutdown Affects Beer Industry

More On How Government Shutdown Affects Beer Industry

Among the many industries affected by the government shutdown, craft beer is facing a crisis that could prevent consumers from trying new brews. The issue facing many existing breweries and startups is that the agency responsible for overseeing the alcoholic beverage industry is closed for business. According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. Alcohol and […]

• Government Shutdown May Have Great Impact On Beer Industry

Government Shutdown May Have Great Impact On Beer Industry

With the government shutdown and no deal in sight, the beer industry will see the impact of spending cuts, which took effect on Tuesday. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) double-check that breweries act in accordance with all mandated steps by the federal government in the alcohol production and distribution course of […]

• Hope this is over soon. One by one, bars get tapped out in Minnesota

Hope this is over soon. One by one, bars get tapped out in Minnesota

Hundreds of bars, restaurants and stores across Minnesota are running out of beer and alcohol and others may soon run out of cigarettes — a subtle and largely unforeseen consequence of a state government shutdown. In the days leading up to the shutdown, thousands of outlets scrambled to renew their state-issued liquor purchasing cards. Many […]