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Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #681
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We're a country that has had brewers for longer than we've been a country. The more press craft and home brew gets the better for our hobby. This is certainly likely to get some attention if the signature threshold is met.
People didn't brew beer as a hobby when our country was founded.

They brewed because there was no potable water available and they were trying to avoid dysentery.

The signature threshold will only prove that 25,000 people were stupid enough to sign a petition demanding the recipe for a batch of mediocre homebrew....that Obama did not have any part in brewing.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #682
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Ah... I see. I will endeavor to use the search feature better in the future. :sits down:

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #683
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The signature threshold will only prove that 25,000 people were stupid enough to sign a petition demanding the recipe for a batch of mediocre homebrew
Nobody really cares about the recipe. We're having fun. Don't be such a killjoy.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #684
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I would brew it just for the novelty. And because I like ale. And because I like honey.

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #685
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Nobody really cares about the recipe. We're having fun. Don't be such a killjoy.
This. Way too many serious people here. I especially loved the one guy with the conspiracy.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:43 AM   #686
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If I could vote for Obama, I would brew this recipe for an election party. 'twould be fun.

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Old 08-23-2012, 01:05 AM   #687
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People didn't brew beer as a hobby when our country was founded.

They brewed because there was no potable water available and they were trying to avoid dysentery.

The signature threshold will only prove that 25,000 people were stupid enough to sign a petition demanding the recipe for a batch of mediocre homebrew....that Obama did not have any part in brewing.
What a buzz kill.
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Not really sure why you would draw this conclusion. The increased profile of beer has been met with great support in my state (Virginia). I just don't see the gov caring a wit about homebrewing, and when it comes to craft, anything that raises the public profile is a good thing. States are realizing the benefits that breweries bring (revenue, jobs, prestige). Increased awareness will make the general public angrier when BMC tries to mess with things, too.

From personal experience, I wrote our governor with some suggestions. A lot of other brewers and state congressman got involved, too. A few months later, some very great laws were passed in Virginia. Now, I'm a few months from opening my own nano and commercial hops operation at age 25.
Well, on the off chance that the commie in the whitehouse cares, I'm gonna steer clear. Craft schmaft, don't buy into the rhetoric, it's all a ploy to get your homebrew, homebrew is where it's at.

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I'm just wondering how long before he graduates to IPA's

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Say what you will about Obama. I'm betting the beer will help make him one of the few presidents in modern times who didn't seem to age 10 years during his first 4 years!

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