Episode 82: Hangin’ Frank

So this one goes dark fast then we talk about where is the best place to take someone new to the Charlotte scene when they visit our fair city. Oh Mark is homeless and asked we passed on this message “I hate you all, please send me hate tweets”. Go forth and spam him! We discuss:

Chris forgot we covered this one so we let him talk about again to feel like a special snow flake.

Hangin’ Frank.

This week, in perhaps the most literal example of political nannying ever, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill that would have allowed “images of minors to grace alcoholic beverage labels as long as they didn’t encourage young people to drink.” What this mainly meant was that Michigan’s Founders Brewing would still not be allowed to sell its highly-regarded Breakfast Stout within her state’s borders. Why? Because I guess she assumes—due to the cherubic baby on its label—that her constituents might think they’re buying Gerber Baby Beer or something. Who knows. “Live free or die,” so long as you don’t want to drink a damn tasty coffee stout, huh?

But it’s not the first beer label to raise controversy, with thousands of breweries releasing tens of thousands of beers each year, there’s been plenty of other labels that have upset the Maggie Hassans of the world.

Of course Buy/NoBuy, I’d Tap That, and all the usual nonsense you have grown to loathe are included at no extra charge!

Mark Iafrate

I'm a passionate designer and driven entrepreneur with a love for fitness and an obsession with craft beer. Proud co-host of The Craft Beercast and founder of www.TheBeerExchange.io.

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