Friday, November 6, 2009

Imagine this in New Jersey

A posting on Pro Brewer Web site from last week: Brooklyn Brewery gets 800 grand from the state of New York to expand.

Wasn't (isn't?) New York wrangling with some budget issues to the point where the state's governor, David Paterson, had pitched taxing some soft drinks to pay for things?

New Jersey has a serious red ink tsunami waiting in the wings, too, but if the State of New York, in a weakened economy and with its dysfunctional legislature and shaky finances, can find the dosh to grant to a brewery, can't/shouldn't New Jersey treat its craft breweries as a growth industry?

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