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(Austin Statesman)   To get around the restrictive state laws on alcohol, Texas brewery gives away its beer for free, but makes customers purchase empty pint glasses   (statesman.com) divider line 68
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2012-10-14 01:39:00 AM

GilRuiz1: Ah, Prohibition; a failed, misguided experiment in telling adults they can't drink something because we don't think it's good for them.

Are you listening, NYC

federal government?

FTFY.
 
2012-10-14 03:09:29 AM

fusillade762: You're not paying for sex, you're paying for champagne.


Champagne must be the new girl.

/I already paid for Brandi, Ginni, Tequila, Bailey, Margarita, the other Margarita, Sherry, and Mudslide.
 
2012-10-14 03:22:50 AM

KIA: Let people buy or not buy as they see fit. Sheesh.


But, but, but JEEEZUS.
 
2012-10-14 04:32:01 AM

darwinpolice: I remember ticket scalpers doing this outside of Seahawks games when I was a teenager. Buy a $200 t-shirt and you get two free tickets to watch the Seahawks lose.


Then adjust the law to cover the exceptions. Banks have done a good job of that with structuring laws.
 
2012-10-14 05:22:31 AM
That's very clever, but wouldn't it be more efficient to set up the pub portion as a separate corporate entity, draw up a contract renting the pub space from the brewery for $1 per year then sell (on paper) the beer sold in the pub room to the pub company?
 
2012-10-14 07:41:49 AM

xxdonjulioxx: intelligent comment below: The Christian conservative usually just push for a dry county.


Funny you should mention that. Up until maybe 3 or 4 years ago, Irving Texas was dry, and for years there was a vote to allow the sale of beer and wine (but not hard liquor)

It was passed finally and the 1st day, a group of frumpy 'church ladies' were picketing a grocery store and it was like 'If daddy drinks, he'll come home and beat up mommy'
 
2012-10-14 07:57:19 AM

Cyno01: Yeah, maybe state laws vary in their language, by I remember in college that selling a cup and giving away the beer still amounted to selling alcohol without a license.


You don't have zoning to be a brewery.
 
2012-10-14 08:00:35 AM

Krieghund: fusillade762: You're not paying for sex, you're paying for champagne.

Champagne must be the new girl.

/I already paid for Brandi, Ginni, Tequila, Bailey, Margarita, the other Margarita, Sherry, and Mudslide.

Don't forget Mercedes, Porsche, Escalade and Luv!
 
2012-10-14 08:56:40 AM

IntertubeUser: No other state in the union takes "state pride" to the level Texas does. I lived there for 20+ years. It's the only state in which I could go to Home Depot and buy a state flag to fly off the porch.

But when it comes to so many "quality of life" issues, of which beer is a part, TX sucks balls. WA beer kicks TX beer's ass! There are three breweries within the city limits of Seattle which have lines better than anything TX produces.

Don't mess with Texas ... fark Texas.

//Texass...a good place to be from.


Yep yep. We have some grade-A religious retardacy here.

Awesomely, the county of Liberty is dry. The irony is breathtaking, no?
 
2012-10-14 09:20:15 AM

intelligent comment below: State alcohol laws? So much for "freedom" those conservatives always proclaim


State alcohol laws have been used to shut down strip clubs.

One common way to get around them is to charge admission and give away free beer.
 
2012-10-14 09:49:24 AM

zobear: Has anyone been to East Austin Hops & Grain? zobear jr. & I are going to Austin to check out UT for her college and...well...

I like beer.


I havent been yet, but my personal favorite tour is Jester King. It's still in Austin, but it's way out in the country off of 290 W heading towards Dripping Springs. It's a different part of the city & i rather like it.

Tours are from 1-4 on Saturdays w/ live music & food trucks.
 
2012-10-14 09:51:30 AM

zobear: Has anyone been to East Austin Hops & Grain? zobear jr. & I are going to Austin to check out UT for her college and...well...

I like beer.


Yes: excellent stuff in their tap room. Last time I was there they had a Makers Mark Barrel aged barley wine. Delish.
 
2012-10-14 10:41:30 AM

Breathe Laugh Twitch: the county of Liberty is dry.


That pretty much says it all.
 
2012-10-14 12:41:04 PM

BolloxReader: That's what the vendor had done at my alma mater before siccing health department inspectors on every impromptu student pizza party on campus and threatening to sue the school unless they barred every delivery service from bringing food onto campus and have the police issue trespass warnings against any violators.


What kind of freaking weak, dumbass, lame college bans food deliveries on campus and raids impromptu pizza parties? Trespass citations to pizza delivery people for dropping off food at the dorms? What school was this?

Okay, I can see it being disallowed at a military academy, but other than that, that's the most boneheaded thing I've heard about all day.

Hell, when I was a college student I almost lived off delivery pizza and Chinese food, and the typical recruiting act for any club on campus was to order a few pizzas, buy a few two-liters and advertise free pizza if you attended the meeting.

I'd imagine restrictive campus rules like that would hurt freshman recruiting.
 
2012-10-14 04:35:50 PM

IntertubeUser: But when it comes to so many "quality of life" issues, of which beer is a part, TX sucks balls. WA beer kicks TX beer's ass! There are three breweries within the city limits of Seattle which have lines better than anything TX produces.


WA state's breweries do indeed make some spectacular beers. Unfortunately, Texas's hot climate doesn't lend itself to the massive imbibing of heavier beers like stouts and porters -- which gives me a sad, because I love me some porters and stouts. Shiner's put out some nice brews, though mostly ales and lagers.

/I wrote up a business plan for a brewpub as part of a class project, and the Texas state and local regulations were hamstringly godawful.
 
2012-10-14 05:56:25 PM

zobear: Has anyone been to East Austin Hops & Grain? zobear jr. & I are going to Austin to check out UT for her college and...well...

I like beer.


Their year-round stuff is good, but their special brews are where it's at. 5 minutes away from me so I'm a regular.

I'd also check out Independence and Thirsty Planet.
 
2012-10-14 06:15:46 PM
If you're in Houston, go up to Karbach. For $12, you get a pint glass and four tokens (three for regular beers and one for Rodeo Clown).

Plus you can bring food, lawn chairs, etc and hang out. A roach coach usually shows up if you forgot your grub.

Good place to hit up on the weekends when you want that 11am buzz.
 
2012-10-16 02:27:47 PM

Breathe Laugh Twitch: Awesomely, the county of Liberty is dry. The irony is breathtaking, no?


Not really. There's always been a segment of the population that defines "Liberty" as "me being allowed to stop you from doing shiat I don't like, while preventing you from stopping me from doing shiat you don't like".
 
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