Shutdown on Beer

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA isn’t the only agency the shutdown is affecting. The agency that approves new breweries, recipes, and labels for beer has closed during the government shutdown.

    The agency responsible for approving new breweries, recipes, and label for beer has closed during the government shutdown.  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau already took as long as 75 days to approve new applications and now craft brewers can expect to wait longer.  One brewer said “this is something people don't mess around with.  Even in a bad economy, people drink beer.