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Now the shutdown's getting SERIOUS... as government closure dries up the nation's beer supply

    US federal shutdown closes agency responsible for alcohol licensing
    Craft brewers on the frontline facing financial disaster
    Small businesses and start-ups put on hold indefinitely
    One brewer claims shutdown will cost him $8,000 a month

By Lizzie Parry

PUBLISHED: 04:35 EST, 9 October 2013 | UPDATED: 06:27 EST, 9 October 2013



 As the US government shutdown enters its ninth day the closure is threatening to leave America’s craft brewers nursing a serious hangover.

While stores across the country will continue to stock a range of beers and ales on their shelves, the shutdown has closed an obscure agency, which quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels.

Its closure could halt the rapidly growing craft industry in its tracks, creating huge delays for customers who expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2450761/Now-shutdowns-getting-SERIOUS--government-closure-dries-nations-beer-supply.html#ixzz2hEY02ddY

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Mercy!  How will Obama conduct beer summits? :peeonobama:
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