Tag Archive: beer laws

Jul 23

Beer as a controlled substance (aka, Can you get me this beer?)

“Can I see your I.D.?” is a common request from the checker when you’re buying beer. Nearly everyone knows that you’ve got to be at least 21 years old to buy beer in America. Surprisingly, few know that there are other controls on beer in our country. Control isn’t just about ID checking. There are …

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Feb 07

Life as a ‘legal drug dealer’

I sat in the backseat, my brother next to me. Mom, driving. Dad in the passenger seat. The year was 2007. It was winter and we were heading North, to the home of Auntie & Uncle for a Christmastime celebration. I was sharing stories about building our beer store, of this great beverage coined “craft …

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