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Old 01-10-2019, 06:41 AM   #1
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Shutdown Blues

This is getting serious......

YORK BEACH, Maine -- The old York Beach Post Office is getting a major facelift, enabling a father-and-son team of brewers to expand their brewing capacity and offer a new beer drinking experience at the beach. But not until the end of the government shutdown.

Dave Rowland Sr. and son David Rowland Jr. opened SoMe Brewing Company five years ago on Route 1 and both are eagerly awaiting the opening of their second brewery, York Beach Brewing Company on Route 1A. The brewery is ready to open, but Rowland Sr. said the federal government shutdown has delayed issuance of the Brewers Notice from the federal Tax and Trade Bureau.

The Rowlands have been asked for months when their new location will open, but until the Brewer’s Notice is issued, it cannot receive its state business license to open.

“When we went to open SoMe in 2013 there was a government shutdown and once again the same thing. What are the chances of this happening twice to us?” Rowland Sr. said. “We could have been open a month ago. It’s such a shame that all our paperwork is being held up with the shutdown. It’s stressful because we have a lot of debt and can’t open until these two documents are in hand.”

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Old 01-10-2019, 06:20 PM   #2
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Planes crashing into each other is one thing... but NO BEER!


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Old 01-12-2019, 03:33 PM   #3
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...and it's getting worse. From https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/...-beer-industry

KITTERY, Maine -- There’s almost $20,000 worth of beer sitting in tanks at Woodland Farms Brewery, and owner Patrick Rowan can’t ship it out of state until the federal government shutdown ends.

With nowhere to put new beer until those tanks are emptied, Rowan said he’ll have to lay off staff at his Kittery brewery next week unless the shutdown ends first. The batch on hold was the brewery’s first attempt at shipping beer out of state, and the beer’s labeling needs approval by the federal Tax and Trade Bureau before it’s shipped across state lines.......

Aubree Giarrosso, Smuttynose’s events, retail and brand manager, said the shutdown has also caused the Tax and Trade Bureau’s queue to become backed up, meaning approvals that normally take two weeks could take two months.

“Each day that passes increases the risk of great beer being dumped down the drain,” said Giarrosso.

That's alcohol abuse!!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #4
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It's awful that so many small businesses may have to close because they can't get the approvals they need.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:29 AM   #5
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Planes crashing into each other is one thing... but NO BEER!

This is horrible tragedy here. WE NEED BEER
Have you had your habanero pepper today????
The hotter the pepper, the better the pepper!!!
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #6
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This apparently turns an old phrase in to a paradox: No trabajo, no cerveza. No cerveza, no trabajo.

The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
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