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Old 07-15-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone else think it's stupid to have an age check on brewery websites?

I really don't get the whole "enter the date of your birth" thing that so many brewery websites have.

I mean, not even getting into how easy it is for a "minor" to defeat this ridiculous security mechanism, it's just STUPID. It's not like you're going to get drunk reading a website. I mean, sure I understand there is a law that they cannot sell or distribute alcohol to people under 21 in the U.S. But a website is not going to accomplish that. Or maybe they have invented a new internet technology that I really need to try.

It's not like you have to confirm your age to watch all the beer advertisements during televised sporting events, in magazines, on billboards, etc.


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Old 07-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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Ya, I think it is stupid. It is really frustrating when its hard to get through the system quickly. I usually just changed the year to any date I know will be greater than 21... If they have a database tracker I would bet 90%+ of the dates are January 1st of some year. Some sites are nice and they just have a link saying if you are over 21 click here.

I assume this is done cause there is a law?


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Old 07-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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I think it's a CYA kind of thing. Pretty useless IMO but there is always some lawyer out there ready with a lawsuit.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's stupid. I think it's the industry just trying to show how proactive they are being in preventing underage drinking...the SCOURGE of the nation!!!!
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Agreed with everything here! Especially the "its to cover their asses" statement!
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Agreed on all counts.
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Kinda like warnings on cigarette packets. Just a stupid CYA thing.
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Kinda like warnings on cigarette packets. Just a stupid CYA thing.
Except those are required by law. Check out the new ones if you haven't yet: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/L...ls/default.htm

I guess the equivalent warnings on beer packaging would be pictures of horrible car wrecks and ugly people (yes, you did sleep with him/her).
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Kinda like warnings on cigarette packets. Just a stupid CYA thing.
Whoa, hold on a minute!! I was just thinking about taking up the enriching hobby of cigarette smoking. Are you telling me there may be some sort of risk involved with that?!?!?

FYI, yes, I have been living in a cave and desparately need someone to spoon feed me information that is readily available to 99% of the public.
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FYI, yes, I have been living in a cave and desparately need someone to spoon feed me information that is readily available to 99% of the public.
"No way!! Hey Rick, check this out!"


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