Thursday, 21 July 2011

Those Crazy Russians

Awful news for beer lovers in Russia: beer has now been classified as alcoholic! The article from the BBC ( explains the details.

Things to take from this:

  1. How did it take so long for this to happen? Was there seriously no licensing restrictions on beer at all?
  2. The beer tax in Russia underwent a hike of 200% last year! I think we should be glad this hasn't happened in the UK.
  3. This is a fantasticly humorous story.
In other news I have now decided that I fully support a move to ban/ restrict alcohol advertising on television in the UK. The only adverts seem to come from the huge megabrewing conglomerates; mainly because they are the only ones who can afford it. While the free for all of advertising continues huge swathes of the British public will simply stay unaware of what exists within the beer world and will as a result stick to mass produced beers. 

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