Local breweries losing business because of government shutdown


WEEK — MANY LOCAL BREWERIES ARE STARTING TO FEEL THE IMPACT. THAT )S BECAUSE THEY RELY ON FEDERAL INSPECTIONS TO MAKE MONEY. NEWS 13 )S JEANNIE NGUYEN IS HERE WITH THE DETAILS. KIM — BREWERIES WHO SHIP PACKAGED BEERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH AN APPROVAL PROCESS WITH THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU. BUT SINCE THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN — APPROVALS HAVE STOPPED. THAT MEANS — NO OUT OF STATE BUSINESS. 1:01:19 nat pop close beer being filled into can 1:01:21 IT LOOKS LIKE IT )S BUSINESS AS USUAL AT LA CUMBRE BREWING COMPANY… 1:01:04 nat pop cap being placed on cans 1:01:05 BUT THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN SLOWER THAN USUAL FOR THE BREWERY. 1:02:29 “We )ve already held off on the shipment of around $11,000 worth of beer to Arizona and to Colorado.” 1:02:37 JEFF ERWAY IS THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF LA CUMBRE. HE SAYS IN ORDER TO GET HIS BEER SHIPPED OUT TO OTHER STATES — HE HAS TO GET THE CERTIFICATES OF LABEL APPROVED BY THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU. 1:02:17 “Because of the government shutdown, the Tax and Trade Bureau is also shut down, it )s furloughed. Those applications we sent in are not being reviewed at all.” 1:02:28 AND HE )S NOT THE ONLY ONE. 1:12:58 “La Cumbre, Marble Brewing, Santa Fe Brewing, Bosque Brewing, Sierra Blanca, and others.” 1:13:03 JOHN GOZIGIAN IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW MEXICO BREWERS GUILD. HE SAYS THIS SHUTDOWN IS ALSO PUTTING NEW BREWERIES IN A BIND SINCE THEY HAVE TO GET THEIR PERMIT FROM THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU. 1:14:45 “As they get closer to their opening date, they )re really going to start feeling the pressure. If they get passed their open date and they don )t have their brewers license yet, they )re going to have a tough time because they )re not going to generate revenue to pay their bills.” 1:14:58 BREWERIES LIKE LA MBRE CONTINUE WAIT THE PATIENCE IS STARTING TO WEAR OFF QUICKLY. 1:08:58 “While they )re playing politics, there )s breweries like ours, all across the country, that are suffering because of it.” 1:09:04 LA CUMBRE SHIPS OUT 300-CASES OF BEER A WEEK TO OTHER STATES. THE SHUTDOWN HAS PREVENTED THEM FROM DOING SO. THEY CAN LOSE ANYWHERE BETWEEN TEN TO THIRTY-THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. KIM — BACK TO YOU. OKAY JEANNIE. IT TAKES THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU ABOUT 3-WEEKS TO APPROVE THE LABELS FOR BEER TO BE SHIPPED OUT OF STATE. WE PUT IN A CALL TO THE BUREAU FOR COMMENT — BUT BECAUSE OF THE SHUTDOWN, NO ONE COULD CALL US BACK.




Comments
  1. Suck it up we need a wall just cuz you lose a little bit of business doesn't mean you're bankrupt doesn't mean you're out of business you're still running at capacity so stop bitching

  2. BLAME CHUCK AND NANCY FOR REFUSING TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE HAVE A DANGEROUS CRISES ON THE BORDER AND KRQE IS BUSY WORRING ABOUT BEER AND PUSHING A LEFTIST AGENDA.

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