Alcoholic Beverage Control (page 10)

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    No Jobs? No Beer?

    Yesterday, I got stuck in traffic on I-40. Traffic was stopped in two directions as far as the eye could see and way more than a mile. The issue appeared to have something to do with a horse, but this did not make any news that I can find. Next,…
    Leslee Kulba, September 10, 2015
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    Where the Whisky Drowns, and the Beer Chases My Blues Away

    Alcohol sales are booming in Jackson County. Year over year sales have increased almost $1 million, or nearly a third. Why? Oh, there are probably many reasons, but I suppose one is that drinking helps one forget how bad the economy is. Hiccough.
    Leslee Kulba, September 1, 2015
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    A six-figure study of ‘beer goggles’

    Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest Washington Free Beacon report highlights another questionable case of federal government spending. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 to study how men drinking alcohol look at women. In an effort to limit “male-initiated sexual aggression…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2015
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    Double Major in Beer and Xbox?

    Siath the Watauga Democrat: Video game consoles — including Xbox One, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 4 — are now available for check out and play at Appalachian State’s Belk Library. . . . “It is helping them learn how to use gaming in their educational experience,” [ASU Dean of…
    Leslee Kulba, July 17, 2015
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    More Beer, Less Cowbell

    It is probably good Moogfest is going to Durham where they have a diversified economy. Our monolithic mindset could probably use narrowing. This week, the Hendersonville Lightning features two articles on the Mountain Brew Fest (1, 2).
    Leslee Kulba, July 16, 2015
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    Gov. Pat McCrory signs distillery sales bill

    Rep. Mike Hager Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the distillery sales bill, which will allow local distilleries to sell one bottle of spirits on premise for off-premise consumption to an individual once a year. Said House Majority Leader Mike Hager, R-Rutherford: “We heard from business owner…
    Barry Smith, June 19, 2015
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    Beer Tax

    The Tax Foundation published a useful chart today showing how beer taxes vary from state to state. At 62 cents per gallon, North Carolina falls about midway between Wyoming’s low (2 cents/gal.) and Tennessee’s high ($1.29/gal.). Something to think about if beer will play a role in your holiday celebration!…
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2015
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    The coming beer wars

    Between craft breweries, as this article from The Thrillist describes (NSFW language). The key points: …it’s inevitable that a growing national community of brewers, pumping out a customer-pleasing calendar of novelty beers, is going to run out of places to sell the stuff. And when quality and differentiation aren’t…
    Michael Lowrey, April 29, 2015