On 11/4/06, Sheila Quinn wrote: <Snip> Being from Wisconsin, one of the things that is hard to get used to here in SC is the restrictions on beer. Can't buy it at all on Sunday, at least in this county, which is a huge pain if you work a lot and don't get to the store much. Also, there is LOTS of great beer that you can't get in SC at ALL, because of state limits the alcohol content. Of course, you can go right next door to the liquor part of the store (yeah, can't sell beer and liquor in the same store...) and buy Everclear.... Go figure.... Wish the legislators would find something useful to do instead of meddling in beer issues. At least they've steered clear of restrictions on coffee (knock on wood). Brian
Many states are like that - it is indeed weird. I'm originally from Minnesota, where you can only buy anything in a liquor store - and nothing on Sundays at all either. I *think* you can get what's called "3.2 beer" in some convenience stores, at least that's how it was back in the 80s. (Yippee - like that's real beer!) It's pretty stupid. Out here in California, you can get anything you want in a grocery store - from beer and wine all the way to the hard stuff - up until 2am. I'm not a big drinker, but I do enjoy the occasional beer or mixed drink and it's nice to grab it with the rest of my groceries. However, I do NOT buy my coffee there anymore, thanks to SMs!!! Hard to believe I ever did. :) Sheila Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip>
Brian that reminds me of the way the laws used to be in Illinois a long time ago. You could drink beer/wine at age 18 but could not drink 'hard liquor' until age 21.. Come on now please. I can get just as tanked on a case of beer than I can on a bottle of jimmy. Exactly what is this supposed to do for me. Unfortunately many of these laws were coerced into place from the various religions of the locations. Gotta love it, between the bible thumpers and the government telling us we are not capable of making an adult decision on our behalf, what next. But money in a politicians pocket speaks volumes... especially on election year... aaron
On 11/4/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> I don't agree with the law, but this law makes more sense than most alcohol laws I hear about. It is easier to die from alcohol poisoning with hard liquor than it is with beer. I could see the logic being easing people into the responsibility/privledge of drinking... -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."