Des Moines Bar Stops Weekly Sampling of Home Brews

Tools

By Kayleigh Milas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A downtown Des Moines bar has stopped customer sampling of local home-brewed beers, fearing retribution from state regulators.

El Bait Shop's Jimmy Carter Happy Hour has been a weekly event. It's named in honor of former President Jimmy Carter, who signed into law a bill that allowed home brewing.

The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division notified the bar earlier this month that it was breaking the state law that allows home-brewed beer to be consumed only in homes.

Bar manager Mike Gauthier says it's the first time legal concerns have been raised in the five years or so the event has been held.

He says the bar stopped holding the event so its liquor license wouldn't be imperiled.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG