Ohio Lawmakers Propose Bill To Raise Alcohol Content In Beer
No matter where you order in the state, no beer would have more than 12 percent alcohol.
Ohio Representative Dan Ramos said the beer needs to a boost to 21 percent. A 21 percent alcohol beer would be the equivalent to drinking five domestic beers.
“Beer is good, and beer is great but this is really about jobs this is an industry that’s seen double digit increases through the recession,” he said.
Craft brewing is a booming business in Ohio and across the country.
Owner of Seven Sons Brewing Collin Castore is backing the bill.
He said every state that borders Ohio sells beer with higher alcohol content. Castore downplays concerns that higher http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ alcohol beer will attract younger drinkers.
“These beers aren’t appealing to the college kids on campus who are going to get a case of Natural Light,” he said.
That’s because high alcohol beer are expensive, some as much as $100 for a 4 pack.
“They’re not going to be cheap and they are not going to readily accessible,” Castore said.
Daniel Griffith, whose father was killed by a hit and run cheap jerseys drunk driver in February 2010, said the bill is one of the worst ideas he’s heard. “I don’t agree with at all,” he said.
Griffith’s father was an ordained minister who died before he gave his first sermon.
“There’s a lot of times when I’m in here, I can sense him because I feel him here because this is what we did as a profession” he said.
This is the third attempt to change Ohio’s beer alcohol level.
If Griffith has any say about it, he hopes it never passes.
“I don’t see the point in it,” he said.
Rep. Ramos said his studies show that DUI arrests in states where 12 percent beer is sold is not significantly lower than those where higher alcohol beer is sold.