Sunday, June 7, 2009

Post Prohibition Bureaucracy

You have got to be kidding me with the paper work! 47 pieces of paper, 4 hours and 1 interrogation later we finally submitted our request and application to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for our small brewers permit. I’m pretty sure the only good thing about the ABC’s paper pushing boot camp is that it must weed out some incompetence. You have to be at least somewhat capable to do it with any success. I say “any” because as far as our processor could remember no one has ever done it right the first time.

In the end of it all, we did get our ABC notice up in the window of the brewery site this weekend.

Next stop, the Feds… This one is only 30 pages or so but you don’t have anyone to hold your hand when you have to complete everything all over again. Bummer.

“Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.”

-Will Rodgers

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