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  •  Actually I don't get what the fuss is (0+ / 0-)

    I read the article referenced in the diary and it seems the issue is over a license that no micro uses, that only applies to breweries more than 3 times the size of the largest micro in WI. So what's the big deal?

     I'm a great supporter of local brews, and I don't really see the problem with a brewery owning it's own distribution, unless they use that to lock out competitors.  I think in most parts of the country Anheiser-Busch has their own exclusive distributor anyway.  Even if they don't own them, they certainly control them.

    The big impact on micros would be if they couldn't sell their own product to consumers or retailers, but that doesn't seem to be what's happening here.  
    ??

    Frankly, I blame everything on Nixon.

    by J Orygun on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 12:15:45 PM PDT

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    •  That isn't the only issue... (0+ / 0-)

      ...it also limits them to 2 retail locations. Which means only two brewpubs per microbrewery. The Great Dane in Madison has four locations...they would have to close two under the new law.

      "Republicans only care about the rich" - My late Father (-8.25, -7.85)

      by Mark E Andersen on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 04:18:41 PM PDT

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