Saturday, March 15, 2014

What is Green Beer?

As we approach the impending St. Patrick’s day on Monday, or as I like to call it, “Amateur Night” where everyone will be drinking wearing... and turning GREEN, I must remind people that the term “Green Beer” has real life meaning.

I understand that a vast majority of you have never brewed a batch of beer. A shame really, but a fact all the same.

If I could get the opportunity, I’d love to brew with each and every one of you that visits BKB! But since that isn’t going to happen, I will enlighten you as to the meaning of the term.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time for Colorado to grow up!

I think it is time Colorado, and plenty of other states grow up a little bit when thinking about their liquor laws.

I know that this is a bold and somewhat political statement, but I think it needs to be said!
Colorado had “Blue Laws” preventing alcohol sales on Sunday for most of my life. Whenever the issue came up, smaller liquor store owners would piss and moan that they cannot afford to stay open on Sunday and only the larger stores will benefit. They claimed that it would put them out of business if they had to be open on Sunday.

 Well, guess what? The are not required to be open on Sunday. Some stores choose to be closed, but the ones that are open, make money just like they do every other day of the week! Funny how that works!

Colorado has looked at allowing liquor sales in grocery stores several times over the last few years. You can purchase 3.2 beer at the grocery store, so I ask why you can’t buy a full strength beer or wine?

Mostly because the liquor store owners are afraid that it will put the small stores out of business!

This fear even has some craft brewers opposing the idea. They think that if small stores go out of business they won’t have anywhere to put their beer. (Apparently they don’t realize that the grocery stores could carry their craft beer as well as wine and spirits!)

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