Georgia House Bill #1383

Georgia House Bill #1383

Post by Mark Nelso » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Folks,

(Sorry for the slightly off-topic post - HB 1383 is to allow beers into the
state of Georgia (US) which are above 6%.)

HB 1383 passed the Regulated Beverages Committee today!!

I wanted to ask you for help in contacting as many representatives to
express your support.  Your representative's district numbers and phone
numbers can be found on the web at
http://www2.state.ga.us/Legis/1999_00/house/indd.htm (for the House of Reps)
and http://www2.state.ga.us/Legis/1999_00/senate/indd.htm (for the Senate).
I understand that there is a phone number that will give you the same info,
but I don't have it right now.

(If you're a Georgian, please call your representative ASAP - this bill
could be up for a floor vote as early as Wednesday next week.)

Mark Nelson

 
 
 

Georgia House Bill #1383

Post by kaela » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Thanks for the update. I'll be contacting my reps tomorrow first
thing in the AM. It's about time that GA gets rid of the 6%
limit.

Ric

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Georgia House Bill #1383

Post by John Marti » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I've lived in this state for 2 years and never knew! What have I been
missing???? I'm drinking a Pilsner Urquell right now, Bass Ale,
Grolsch, Harp, Foster's, Dos Equis are common in my fridge...so did
they water  down the stronger beers or were there just beers that I
couldn't get that I just figured I couldn't get because I lived in the
South? (come to think of it...Yuengling Black and Tans used to be a
staple in my fridge up in Philly...hmmmm...)

John Martin
Atlanta

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:32:29 -0800, kaelan

Quote:

>Thanks for the update. I'll be contacting my reps tomorrow first
>thing in the AM. It's about time that GA gets rid of the 6%
>limit.

>Ric

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Georgia House Bill #1383

Post by bio.. » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've lived in this state for 2 years and never knew! What have I been
> missing???? I'm drinking a Pilsner Urquell right now, Bass Ale,
> Grolsch, Harp, Foster's, Dos Equis are common in my fridge...so did
> they water  down the stronger beers or were there just beers that I
> couldn't get that I just figured I couldn't get because I lived in the
> South? (come to think of it...Yuengling Black and Tans used to be a
> staple in my fridge up in Philly...hmmmm...)

All of the beers you named are under 6% *** by volume.  Here in
Maryland, any beer that has 6% or more *** must be labeled as "malt
liquor" (although, I have seen a few strange ones were strong lagers
were labeled as ales.)  A few beers with an *** by volume content
that should be over 6% include Anchor Liberty Ale, Sierra Nevada
Celebration and Big Foot ales, any of the German bocks, Belgian doubles,
triples, or strong goldens (there are many others.)

Mark

P.S. PU has an O.G. of 12 plato (~1.049); thus, it has about 5% ***
by volume. Bass Ale is very watered down for a beer claiming to be an
I.P.A. (and, the stuff they send over here is a pathetic example of the
style anyway.)  Most of the others you listed have O.G.s around 12
plato.