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Forget Maple Syrup. Put Some Beer In The Mail

NPR
Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill to let brewers ship their beer directly to consumers. The proposal faces the concern that underage drinkers might order beer, but wineries already do this.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with news of a changing retail environment.

We've told you of a plan to let states collect sales tax from online retailers. Now we're on the way to an online bar. Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill to let brewers ship their beer directly to consumers. This proposal faces the concern that underage drinkers might order beer but wineries already do this. If the measure should pass, you could order a six-pack or maybe a keg by UPS.

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