Beer now being impacted by the government shutdown

MGN Online
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:30am

The government shutdown is having an impact on one type of business you might not have thought about ... beer.

A craft beer company in Savannah, Georgia says it's been working for months to develop a new seasonal beer for the fall, but now they're not sure what season it'll be when they get approval to release it.

With the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau closed as part of the government shutdown, Southbound Brewing can't take the final steps to get the new beer on the market.

Southbound's Brewmaster says it usually takes two weeks to get new beer formulas approved and another two weeks to have the label approved, but because of the likely backlog due to the shutdown, he says it could take even longer once government offices re-open.  
 

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