Sometimes, protecting your own can land you in a Constitutional gray area.
Boozy Trade Wars
Recent aluminum and steel tariffs are affecting the price of your beer. It ain’t the first time.
The Government Can’t Decide If Whiskey Is Gluten Free
And other tales of “health claims” for alcohol
A Tall Whiskey COLA: Navigating a Web of US Labeling Laws
In which you try to release a beer, and fail pretty hard at it.
Why Aren’t There Nutrition Labels On Alcohol?
Tax money before health! Historically speaking, at least…
Do Higher Taxes Reduce Drinking’s Problems?
The impact of taxes on the price of booze has been dropping for decades.
Home Distilling: Yep, Still Illegal
Making your own hooch is as American as hard apple cider
Appalachian Appellations: The Quest to Protect Bourbon from Foreign Imitators
Or, “Doesn’t bourbon have to come from Kentucky?”
Behind the Zion Curtain: Utah’s Unorthodox Approach To Keeping Liquor Away From Innocent Eyes
For a while there, the view from a Utah bar stool was a bit… bland. Meet one of the strangest state liquor laws on the books.
Three Cheers, Three Tiers: Why Alcohol Production, Distribution, and Sales are Legally Separate
Tied houses, overzealous bartenders, and the creation of three distinct alcohol industries