The real world effects of this bill aren't spelled out in the article. Julie Cox and her corporate handlers are attempting to stymie smaller distribution companies who have limited warehouse space.
Let's say you are a new brewer in Columbia and want to sign with a distribution company that has warehouses in Charleston and Greenville. That means your product would have to be loaded onto a truck, hauled 90 minutes down the road, unloaded, stored for 24 hours, loaded back onto a truck and delivered back to the city of origin before it could legally be sold.
Larger alcohol distribution companies (ie, those paying Cox's salary), with more numerous warehouses and space, are not going to be limited by this law to the extent that smaller and new distribution outfits will be. This sort of blatant business protectionism is wrong and should be resisted.
Vincent Shaheen is of course free to believe what he wants - heck, he could believe that blacks are sub-human, the earth is flat and magnets are the work of the devil for all I care - but if he wants to be the leader of our state, he's going to need to uphold the Constitution, which grants equal rights for ALL citizens - not just those on Shaheen's approved list. To put it another way, you have freedom of religion, but America is not a Theocracy.
Supposedly the place will be called "Egan's Oast", which I have to assume is a joke / working title. Regardless, good to see the Charleston beer scene expanding.
Oh, and "NoMo" sucks too. :D
Who is Chris Haire and why does anyone at CCP give him a platform to spew his horrendous drivel? The guy can't write and certainly can't perform the most basic of critical thinking functions. Hope he's an unpaid intern, if you are actually GIVING him money you should demand a refund.
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