I have it on good authority that the blend includes Mandarina and Hallertauer Blanc.
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"Yeah. OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of YOUR BEER, eh. Like, we was at a party and, uh, a friend of ours - a COP - had some, and HE PUKED. And he said, uh, come here and get free beer or, uh, he'll press charges."
Bell's has been on the receiving end of trademark disputes, and they have since been vigilant about defending a trademark. This however makes me wonder what they are defending, and why? No trademark on the advertising, and I can't remember seeing that one in a while.I've had a lot of Bell's beers and I don't ever remember seeing that. This seems a tough fight if it wasn't trademarked, I'm no lawyer.
You're right, it doesn't kick in on the first 15K. The BA statement isn't very helpful, either. There's a big infographic that throws numbers around, but doesn't explain why.Think about the incentives under the big beer plan -- no excise tax as long as you stay small and then bam!, hit with a huge tax burden as soon as you hit 15,001. Your incentive is to stay under that 15K. I'd prefer to be paying a small rate starting out, so I could go up to 60K and not worry about the increase in tax.
I am not so sure about that. I am guessing it is like the federal income tax. You start paying tax on every barrel of beer over 15k. So if you produced 16k bbl you would only be taxed on 1k bbl.
It just seems like the vast majority of craft breweries are easily under 15k bbl. So they would pay no excise tax! Under the BA plan a 10k bbl craft brewery would pay 35k in excise taxes yet under the "Big Beer" bill the same craft brewery would pay nothing! Like I said I must be missing something since I can't imagine the BA would have a worse plan for small breweries.
It's Dick Cantwell complaining about the ad and then an interview about the Elysian buyout. You can get around the paywall if you Google the article title -- links from Google go straight throughhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/food/ct-elysian-brewing-takeover-20150202-story.html#page=1There's a pay wall, can we get the Cliff Notes?