Shutdown Means No New Seasonal Beers for Now

by Rachel Baker on October 10, 2013

The shutdown of the government is affecting people all over the country. Unexpectedly is the effect it is having on new beer flavors and seasonal packages.

The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover.

Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry, whose customers expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/shutdown-means-no-new-beer-craft-brewers

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