Beer Summit Is Official

I have a few thoughts on this story from Politico that was the headline at Drudge. One, I think the resolution was passed because  the pressure was getting to be too much for the good folks in Washington and they are looking to get a discount on their increasing bar tab. And/or, if you can think to most governments that were large, or, largely in control of most aspects of society… drinking was very prominent in those types or forms of government — state backed in fact. I’m just sayin’. Don’t misunderstand my thoughts about this now. If I were a junior senator or representative in D.C., This would have been my first lone bill I would try and get passed. I am just surprised it took so long!

While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday’s election results, the House was busy doing something else: Passing a resolution about beer.

House Resolution 1297, sponsored by Rep. Betsy Markey, supports “the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week.”

“We’ve got quite a number of microbreweries and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs, and we wanted to celebrate that this is a craft,” Markey told POLITICO.

“I think beer has been a tradition since this country was founded,” said Markey. “We wanted to celebrate entrepeneurship — and good beer!”

Markey is obviously partial to brews from her home state of Colorado, but she won’t claim a favorite.

“You can’t just have one,” said Markey. “It really depends on what mood you’re in. Sometimes, I like a light beer — I might want a Skinny Dip — or otherwise prefer a heavier brew.”

The real question is: Why would anyone vote against this?

“It does seem like a no brainer,” said Markey.