Statement from the Chair, 11/5/2014
Atlanta, GA – I am proud to announce that the DeKalb County Young Republicans stand with the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild in asking our legislature to relax regulation on craft brewing in Georgia.
Recently the DeKalb Young Republicans held a forum on how regulation is hurting our economy, so when some of our friends in the craft beer scene brought this to our attention, the choice was obvious. Georgia is a transit hub and an obvious location for craft beer production. But every year breweries go to other states instead, because of our overly burdensome alcohol regulation. So many states use subsidies and tax breaks to “encourage growth”. Here we have a no-cost way to encourage growth. It is time for Georgia to take this step and fix laws that drive businesses away from Georgia. It is time to stop sacrificing Georgia jobs to so that entrenched producers can avoid fair competition.