Colorado breweries are missing out on millions of dollars in out-of-state sales because of the government shutdown.
Craft breweries are in fierce competition with each other for innovative new beers. Their customers like tasting something new.
To sell new beers across state lines, breweries have to get permits approved for their formulas by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The federal agency is closed during the shutdown.
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“We are pushed to innovate constantly, and right now we probably have 12 to 15 beers that are on hold because of the shutdown,” said Dave Taylor, marketing director for Oskar Blues.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics