It is difficult to understate just how politicized America’s alcoholic beverage markets are. And I say “markets” because the country does not have a single nationwide market. Rather, it has markets far too numerous to count. These markets are the product of various regulatory regimes across federal, state, county and municipal levels of government. The […]
Wow, most Americans tasting this would not recognize it as beer. Belgians would. Gueze, they might guess. But unlike the standard saison and gyeze, this sour brew packs p unch—7.5% alcohol. Hoo, boy. That has an effect on a warm day. A delicious brew. (Rating: Very Good) Read more at http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/GRAS.html.
Should we be worried about powdered alcohol? Wired.com offers an opening salvo in the debate. The reality, though, is that this powdered alcohol stuff really isn’t scary at all. The politicians, news organizations, and parent groups who are whipping up a frenzy over it are only flaunting an embarrassing lack of understanding of basic science. […]
From 35 Maple Street Spirits of Bend, Oregon comes… Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin. This grain-based spirit is five times distilled and spiced with red peppers, black peppers, and pimento. Whoa. Once we try it, we will report back.
Why any state government can rightly remain in the alcohol retail business is beyond comprehension. Clearly the private sector can sell beverages just fine. Until one realizes that state selling of beverages is not about public health, the good of the children, etc. It is a matter of profit. States and private interests profit from […]