Lets force Massachusetts craft brewers out of business, k?
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission seems to be on a mission...
"The ABCC's advisory -- which followed its decision last week to deny an application for a farmer-brewery license from a new beer maker called Idle Hands Craft Ales -- says a business can get a farmer-brewery license only if at least 50 percent of its beer-making ingredients are grown in Massachusetts. That would pretty much disqualify every brewery in the state."
One of the first victims:
Samuel Adam's would be affected also. Typical behavior for the Mass legislature. Was talking to a wine distributor that was working with a maker of limoncello. The guy had to move his limoncello business to New Hampshire because of the cost. In Massachusetts it was $12000 for a distillery license, in New Hampshire, $400.