Drinking is up, WAY UP!
And before anyone says anything, I'm not contributing to the statistical increase because I make at least 90% of the beer I drink.
Just want to appeal for sanity on this issue once again.In a state known for its teetotalers, imbibing is on the upswing in Utah — with drinkers downing nearly a third more liquor than they did six years ago.
Although key members of the Mormon-dominated Legislature for years have tried to control consumption by restricting the number of alcohol licenses available to restaurants, bars and clubs, an inevitable demographic change and the push for more economic development could help reshape that longtime policy.
Last edited by Gameface; 11-06-2012 at 09:47 AM.
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
My dreams died a little a while back when I realized I could never open a pub and serve Real Ale (http://www.camra.org.uk/aboutale) from a cask because there is a 4%abv limit on beer served from a tap (except in my basement...suck on that Sen. Valentine) so many of the styles I'd want to serve would have to be served from a bottle. The saddest part for me is I'd want to serve a 4.5% porter and a 5.5% pale ale, so nothing crazy by any means. Beer at 4% is perfectly fine for many styles, but does not fit for many other styles. I like bigger bodied, malty beers and in order to support that extra body and flavor you need a little more alcohol to balance it all out. The kick in the pants is that heavier beers are not at all well suited for pounding one after another. If you want to get **** faced drinking beer you're gonna wanna go for a light lager (bud light) so you can drink non-stop without getting full or tasting anything. Very few people would go to a bar and spend $6-$7 a pint on traditional English style ales and down more than 2-3 over the course of an evening. This is yet another example of a law that certainly doesn't accomplish what it intends and may very well accomplish the opposite.
Then if you drink like I do, you start hitting the bottle because it becomes too expensive to throw down 6 or 7 beers a night.
It doesn't make much sense other than to sell more beer and liquor, which I'm sure they don't mind doing.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson
okay on a serious note, why not protest this law.
why let mormon's dictate your live.
why not just say screw you to the leaders.
let the leaders knwo not to **** with you
Gameface, I'm a mormon, and I am completely with you on this issue.
There is an interesting documentary called Beehive Spirits that has been running on KUED lately. It's short, but examines the history of alcohol production and consumption in Utah. I recommend checking it out. We Morms haven't always been straight laced and sober. It also reaffirmed my belief that the membership of the church has twisted the Word of Wisdom into a mere shred of its original intent.
But that's a soapbox for another day.
Will you two get ahold of Sen. Valentine and set him straight? Just when we think we're gaining some sanity he comes out with some new whack-a-doodle liquor laws that I can't imagine where he dreamed up.