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    Dogfish should like this idea. I LOVE this idea! I wish we could get them to let us sample wine too! Margaritas!

    The News Bizarre
    April 17, 2007, 9:45PM
    Brew-loving Wisconsin lawmakers want to allow stores to hand out beer samples

    Associated Press

    MADISON, Wis. — Beer lovers of Wisconsin, rejoice! You're a step closer to getting a free half-can of suds.

    Both chambers of the Legislature unanimously gave key approval Tuesday to allow grocery and liquor stores to hand out beer samples up to 6 ounces to a person of legal drinking age.

    "It's a good bill. It's a Wisconsin bill. It's a beer bill," said Republican Rep. Scott Newcomer one of the measure's main sponsors.

    Current state law allows wineries to offer up to 6 ounces of free samples.

    Sen. Pat Kreitlow, a Democrat from Chippewa Falls, home of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., is the bill's main sponsor in the Senate. He said the measure would help brewers market a wider variety of specialty brands and compete with wine makers.

    Pete Marino, a spokesman for Miller Brewing Co., which has been pushing the bill, said brewers should have the same chance to get the public to taste their products as wine makers.

    "It's a great opportunity for them (consumers) to try the beers and figure out if they want to spend their hard-earned money to take the beer home with them," Marino said.

    Miller and Leinenkugel are subsidiaries of SABMiller PLC.

    Mike Fassbender, owner of Fuzzy's Liquor in Sun Prairie, said he probably will stay away from samples. He might be held liable if he hands out samples and the consumer causes damage, he said.

    Final passage of the bill won't come until next week at the earliest. Gov. Jim Doyle then would have to sign it into law.

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  • #2
    Beer samples should be a must, anywhere.

    When I was in AZ a couple of weeks ago I went to this place in Scottsdale called the Yard House...over 150 brews on tap...I must have sampled at least ten of 'em (free of charge) before ordering one I really liked.
    Originally posted by Soldier96B
    i also took a crap and it was orange


    • #3
      "Hi! I'd like to sample the Budweiser.....Again"


      • #4
        I think this is a great idea. I'm very finicky about my beer and I don't like wasting a bunch of money on beer I'm not going to like. So if the liquor stores want to expand my horizons with their specialty beers, free samples will very likely get me spending more bucks in their establishments.

        I know some people will abuse the free samples but a lot of us will make good use of the opportunity.
        "You can't take the sky from me..."
        "You can't shake the Devil's hand and say you're only kidding"


        • #5
          Wahoo! A buddy of mine is always telling me that his favorite place to meet women is in the grocery store - this totally makes him right! :clap: :dance:
          HEAR ME ROAR!
          Thanks to Freyaka for the great sig!