Impact of Government Shutdown on Brewers

Beer Babe has posted a piece explaining the impact the government shutdown will have on Maine brewers.

It’s not prohibition all over again, but there are some significant impacts to craft brewers ahead if the government shutdown that started today carries on for any length of time. Specifically, getting new breweries online and the release of new and seasonal beers are in jeopardy.

The impact will also extend to the small but growing craft distilling industry in Maine. New England Distilling commented on twitter that their whiskey label approval has just made it through but not all the distillers will probably have such good timing.