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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Beverage Bulletin: News from the Drinks World

Distillery Pubs in Nebraska?: The Nebraska Legislature held hearings this week that could lead to micro-distillery restaurants opening in the state. Upstream Brewing Co., an Omaha brewpub, says if the bill passes they would add distilled spirits to the output at their location. Other micro-distilleries could follow the lead.

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Oregon Beer Tax Increase: Rep. Sal Esquivel is introducing a bill that would raise the beer tax in Oregon from about 0.6 cents a glass to 5 cents a glass to fund the hiring of more state troopers. The move would nearly double the size of the 330-member force. Money raised would also go to funding alcohol rehab programs.

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Wine Festival Raises $18.3 Million for Children: The Naples Winter Wine Festival, with the support of well-heeled attendees, broke a record over the weekend raising $18.3 million for the Collier County children's charities. One bidder spent $2 million to win a 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead convertible, one of only 100 of the cars to be manufactured and the first to be available in the U.S.

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