LiBEERtarian T Shirt

Since I’ve done some research lately on beer distribution, I decided to be creative and make a T shirt for “liBEERtarians”. What do you think?   Libeertarian Toast – Drink to Liberty Tee Shirt by Libeertarian Design your own t-shirts on zazzle.  Read more
Why Arizona Has 1.1 Craft Breweries per Capita While Texas Only Has 0.6 per Capita

Why Arizona Has 1.1 Craft Breweries per Capita While Texas Only Has 0.6 per Capita

I just came back from an enjoyable beercation (a vacation with the purpose trying beer at various breweries) in the Dallas, Texas area. Being from Arizona, I found the Texas brewery laws to be rather silly and restrictive. For example, I found that a brewery, even with a taproom, couldn’t fill growlers or sell packaged beer, but a brewpub was allowed to do so with the trade off being a lower cap on the amount...Read more
History of the Claims That Alcohol Three Tier Distribution Curbs Aggressive Marketing and Promotes Temperance

History of the Claims That Alcohol Three Tier Distribution Curbs Aggressive Marketing and Promotes Temperance

Inspired by my post about Four Peaks Brewing, I started doing some research on the three tier distribution system required for alcohol distribution in 49 US states, with Washington state being the exception.  The system began with the 21st amendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed Prohibition.  With the passage of the 21st amendment, the states were given control to regulate alcohol, and the three tier distribution system became the preferred way to do...Read more

Four Peaks Brewing Bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev

The Arizona craft beer community is abuzz with the latest news that Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a deal to buy Tempe, AZ brewery Four Peaks.  In response to the acquisition, the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild has issued a statement.  Of course, with any news of this type, we also hear that big beer is taking over and ruining local breweries.  While it may seem that big beer is taking over, it must be noted that...Read more