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Old 03-01-2008, 05:51 PM   #31
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Did you guys read the bill that increases a metered shot to 1.5 oz from 1.0 oz? I was kind of excited about it until I read the second half of the bill which reduces the content for a mixed drink from 2.75 oz. to 2.5 oz. So if you order a Screwdriver, you'll get more vodka. But if you order a margarita, you'll get fewer flavor shots.



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Old 03-01-2008, 06:41 PM   #32
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I don't get it, but that's ok, I only order GnT's and Dry Martini's when out. I prefer to mix my own.

As far as I understand mixed drinks, these two will not be threatened by what you say... Am I right?



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In Utah's case, when the licensing system was setup for breweries, there was no exemption for homebrewing. So you could homebrew, but you needed to buy a $3200 license! This bill establishes an exemption from the license process.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #34
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Utah turns a blind eye to polygamy but drops the boot on home brewing. Yeah that makes fookin' sense. Excuse my rant. I need a keg for my session tonight and Ive been trying to kill what I thought was an almost empty keg for a while now. It's the Chanukah keg for God's sake!!!

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Utah turns a blind eye to polygamy but drops the boot on home brewing. Yeah that makes fookin' sense. Excuse my rant. I need a keg for my session tonight and Ive been trying to kill what I thought was an almost empty keg for a while now. It's the Chanukah keg for God's sake!!!

Actually, Utah has turned a somewhat blind eye to homebrewing as I am unaware of anyone being prosecuted although supplies are redily available in SLC whereas Warren Jeffs the bigest polyg leader in modern times was convicted by a Utah jury and spending two consecutive 5 year terms.

Not to diminish the importance of the current homebrewing bill as I am all for it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:48 AM   #36
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I don't get it, but that's ok, I only order GnT's and Dry Martini's when out. I prefer to mix my own.

As far as I understand mixed drinks, these two will not be threatened by what you say... Am I right?
The mixed drinks will have 0.25 oz. less alcohol. I'm thinking to counter this, I should specify Bacardi 151 as one of the shots in everything I order.
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Well, the bill is dead. Looks like not enough brewers contacted their senators. Senate rules committee didn't recommend the bill for second reading, and the senate session ended yesterday, killing the bill.

sonofab*tch.

Given the huge 55-13 support of the bill in the House, I thought it was a gimme. This F***ing Fascist State. It will get you every time.

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I guess it's limrick time...

There was a state in the Union
that wasn't like the other children.
Tho legal elsewhere,
the senate could not bear
the thought of anyone legally brewin...

After a House majority rule,
the Senate thought, "not so cool".
Killing the bill
they sent us home ill
only comforted by our carboys so full!

Brew on!

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Originally Posted by knipknup
I guess it's limrick time...

There was a state in the Union
that wasn't like the other children.
Tho legal elsewhere,
the senate could not bear
the thought of anyone legally brewin...

After a House majority rule,
the Senate thought, "not so cool".
Killing the bill
they sent us home ill
only comforted by our carboys so full!

Brew on!


Brew stuff down in SLC now?
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FYI........

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"Hi All,

Just wanted to update everyone on the Utah bill to legalize homebrewing.
The Senate Rules Committee chose not to allow HB 425 to go to a vote in
the Senate, so the bill died with the end of the legislative session
yesterday. From what I have heard from Representative Johnson's office,
the decision not to allow a hearing of the bill had more to do with a
tit-for-tat issue between the House and Senate on another bill than any
opposition to legalizing homebrewing in Utah. Unfortunately, that is
the way politics goes sometimes.

On the bright side, we made huge progress over previous attempts to
legalize homebrewing in Utah. A big thanks goes to all of the Utah AHA
members who emailed and phoned their representatives - their efforts
made helped to get the bill through the House Government Operations
Committee and through an overwhelmingly positive vote in the full House.


Our biggest obstacle this time around was time - we ran out of it. I am
confident that we will be successful with a future attempt. It sounds
like Representative Johnson may be sponsoring the bill again at
beginning the next legislative session which begins January 2009.

Still up for a fight!
Gary

Gary Glass
Director
American Homebrewers Association
888-U-CAN-BREW
303-447-0816 x 121
gary@brewersassociation.org
www.beertown.org "


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