January 22, 2006
I’m getting a bit worried about one of our manufacturer’s reps who lives in Birmingham, after I saw this story:
Keg parties at fraternities and many other places would be outlawed under a bill passed 30-0 Tuesday by the state Senate.
If the bill becomes law, people could drink draft beer only at a bar, restaurant, private club or other retail establishment licensed for beer sales by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, the bill’s sponsor. People could not buy a keg and take it elsewhere to drink.
Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer.
That rep has a kegerator at home. This bill, if it becomes law, would force him to drive across state lines for kegs if he were to get them. Thankfully, being here in Georgia (the “liberal” southern state), I don’t think this will spread my way, but that doesn’t make it any less wrong.
And of course, they trotted out the usual tired old canard, “it’s for the children”… After all, when it’s against the law to buy kegs, only us outlaws will have kegs.
Hat Tip: McQ at QandO
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