So I guess the Internet Tough Guy who doesn't ski PC but uses their corporate name like a sycophant doesn't have any comments on this:http://www.slweekly.com/index.cfm?do...4B34000D1BDE12
|The part of the bill that bans selling flavored malt beverages anywhere but in the state liquor store will effectively cripple the industry in Utah, says David Hansen, representative of Diageo, maker of Smirnoff Ice. Currently the low-alcohol drinks sell in more than 2,000 stores statewide. Hansen contends the state’s 40 or so liquor stores don’t have near the storage space to meet demand for the 1.2 million bottles sold in Utah annually. All this because of 0.22 ounce of ethanol alcohol-based flavoring added to each bottle.
During negotiations with lawmakers, Hansen said the flavored malt beverage industry offered to change the formula of its product for Utah. Instead of the current federal standard, in which 51 percent of alcohol in a flavored malt beverage must come from the beer base, manufacturers offered to make a malt beverage with 90 percent of its alcohol from beer and just .05 percent from the flavoring. The proposal was rejected out of hand, he says.
“The fact is they wanted to get rid of them,” Hansen says. The final bill says anything called a flavored malt beverage is liquor no matter what is in the bottle.
Utah, where bitch beer now only comes from state liquor stores. What are teenagers and soccer moms to do, hmm? SRSLY though, there are no problems with the liquor laws in Utah. It is just like everywhere else. Unless you want to order some beer from another state on the internet. Or brew your own. Or have a pint of a strong ale in a brewpub. Or have a mixed drink made like its made in the rest of the world. Or buy your beer from a store that doesn't run banker's hours. Or buy a beer the ABC decides not to sell. Just like everywhere else, move along now.