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.
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