EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

September 27, 2013

Label keeps beer off N.H. shelves

Local bar leads petition drive in protest


The beer is on the shelf in Massachusetts, Day said.

“This is supposed to be the Live Free or Die state,” Day said. “But our liquor laws are archaic compared to other states. It deters so many breweries from bottling in New Hampshire.”

In Massachusetts, the law does not specifically mention the use of minors on beer labels.

Section 204-2.03 of the Massachusetts Alcohol Regulations states, "The use of any advertising matter of an improper or objectionable nature is prohibited."

At the event tonight, Day will have the beer on tap and a petition which will be sent up to the state.

“We’d like to see it resubmitted to the commission and authorized,” he said. “We’re famous for our taxes, but it takes an act of God to get anything accomplished when it comes to alcohol.”



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