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Old 10-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Beer Laws and regulations in South Korea

I was watching the Beer Wars the other day and I learnt about the macros do all sorts of things to smaller breweries.

Well.. such things don't happen in South Korea because such are impossible to happen. How so? well, to begin with, it's practically illegal for microbreweries to exist in South Korea.

Brewpubs are different story thankfully though.

For a brewery to start, the law requires the company to have 25 Million dollars in capital.

The import tax on foreign beers are 260%

There are only TWO companies that make off-the-shelf beer.

To be labeled as 'beer' it only requires 10% malt.

Thankfully though, there are decent brewpubs in South Korea,
but then again, they suffer from bureaucracies.


This is probably why I got into Homebrew since I left England.

God I miss the fine ales.

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Old 10-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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government control and regulation moar please!

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but then again, they suffer from bureaucracies.
As do we in the US. Wherever there are governments hard up for cash, and religious nut jobs who have the influence to push thier crazy anti-alcohol agenda on others, there will be unreasonable alcohol laws and taxes.

Here in Minnesota, liquor stores cannot sell on Sunday, instead of drinking safely at home, you have to go to a bar, drink there, and drive home drunk.

Speaking of England, I heard there was a proposal recently to outlaw glass in pubs! Too many people using them as weapons lol!
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As do we in the US. Wherever there are governments hard up for cash, and religious nut jobs who have the influence to push thier crazy anti-alcohol agenda on others, there will be unreasonable alcohol laws and taxes.
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Here in Minnesota, liquor stores cannot sell on Sunday, instead of drinking safely at home, you have to go to a bar, drink there, and drive home drunk.
You could always buy your beer on Saturday. FWIW I don't agree with the Sunday laws either, but it's not really a hindrance to anyone.

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Speaking of England, I heard there was a proposal recently to outlaw glass in pubs! Too many people using them as weapons lol!
Some funny stuff happens over there.

Good, plentiful beer. Even if you don't like our government, our flag, or whatever, you got to admit beer still makes the USA great.
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You could always buy your beer on Saturday. FWIW I don't agree with the Sunday laws either, but it's not really a hindrance to anyone.

It's a royal pain in the arse. In addition, in most locales, liquor stores close at 8pm on weeknights. What kind of crap is that?

When I moved to California, I made it a point to buy booze (at the supermarket, no less) every Sunday for the first month or two.
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I can see the suck factor in it. Especially the early closings. Didn't think about that aspect of it.

All of our hard liquor is at state beverage stores (or military package stores for me). I'm not sure when the state stores operate, but the military ones keep good hours.

Beer, I can buy at the supermarket all the time. I'm thankful for that.

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i think UT would be a mix of MN and Korea. piss water for beer, yet controlled by the state with minimal hours of service.

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Early closing and not selling on Sun is a PITA. I went to a wedding in NJ and they had similar restrictions. After we got there we were going to get our party on and wait for the cabs to get there and I went to get the booze and hour and a half later I finally got back after trying two supermarkets and learning that they can't sell from supermarket. Between that and the limited access road goofyness I had to buy an extra 6 pack to soothe my nerves.

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In the great state of Connecticut, it is illegal to sell alcohol (retail) after 9:00, or on Sunday.

DAMN YOU PURITANS!!!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 10:56 AM   #10
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In Croatia, people drink beer openly in public parks. Don't know the laws, but there's one good brewery in Croatia, the others are all crap pretty much.

The church here managed to get ALL retail completely closed on Sunday for a few months this year until the supreme court declared it unconstitutional. For a while, Sunday was pretty much shut down.

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