This particular week has some things to talk about, we'll start with the big news, but read on. We have a Beer for Brains scoop and more Arizona crazy after the jump.
Arizona Beer Week
Beer for Brains
We recently spoke with Louis Dolgoff and we learned that an April event is in the works. He also is planning 1 or 2 events for Arizona Beer Week including a Beer vs Wine dinner and an event in Tucson. Of course, he mentioned, that the signature Beer For Brains event will continue in 2011 most likely in November. There will be an increased emphasis on food and the addition of spirits.
Neo-prohibitionists- Another reason we can't have nice things
|Help this man raise |
his children, please!
Lewis recently called on local grocers to "withstand the temptation" to offer free taste-testing of beer, wine and spirits at their stores. He said his family frequently shopped at Sam's Club, for example, and he would not want his children to be in an atmosphere where alcohol could be sipped.Apparently Lewis, a grown man, finds the task of teaching his children about the responsible and legal enjoyment of alcohol (or the abstention of it for that matter) in the mere presence of adults tasting 1 or 2 ounces- while still maintaining a code of conduct suitable for the likes of a Sam's Club- capable of erasing years worth of parental upbringing.
"For the image and preservation of what has been building Gilbert as a family-centered community, I hope we would not approve the sampling privileges in a family environment," Lewis said.
Let's do our best to help the Mayor out. If you see John Lewis with his family at a Diamondbacks game, a Sun's game, street festival, restaurant or picnic, be sure and escort this man and his family to the nearest exit.
Similarly, Rep. Andy Biggs would like you know his rights to doughnuts is being infringed upon:
"I go in with my kids to go get doughnuts at the Safeway," Biggs said. "It's one thing to walk through the liquor department to go to the bakery, but it's something else when you've got people there serving alcoholic beverages."We must of course, think of the fragile yet burgeoning craft doughnut market. Or perhaps just the nut market.