Booze: New revenue for everyone?

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Even colleges are getting into the booze. Places are getting rid of the old laws wanting more people to drink so they can get the tax money. Could we see a return of lower age drinking?

Fans of the Louisiana State University Tigers will soon be drinking Bandit Blonde, a beer whose name refers to a famous 1950s football defense. Made by a local brewery under a special licensing agreement, it puts money into the university coffers with every swig.

The beer will be sold on tap and in gold-and-purple cans at bars, restaurants and stores around Louisiana. The university will get royalties of between 6 and 8 percent, said Charles D’Agostino, executive director of the university’s Louisiana Business and Technology Center.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/us/alcohol-laws-eased-to-raise-tax-money.html?_r=1&hp
 

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The 21 drinking age is a bit hypocritical.

There should be one legal age for everything. I don't care what it is, 18, 21 whatever but we should pick one and be consistent.

That said I bet college brand beer sucks.
 

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The 21 drinking age is a bit hypocritical.

There should be one legal age for everything. I don't care what it is, 18, 21 whatever but we should pick one and be consistent.

That said I bet college brand beer sucks.
When I was in high school ('73), Dan Walker was running for governor(IL). I asked him at a public forum why I was required to register for the draft, but couldn't sit in a bar and have a beer.

Yup college brand- they take some low priced swill and re-brand it.
Re: Illini Beer. Must be a collectible now - the "Chief" was banned.
Ban the Chief!
 

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The 21 drinking age is a bit hypocritical.

There should be one legal age for everything. I don't care what it is, 18, 21 whatever but we should pick one and be consistent.

That said I bet college brand beer sucks.
The 21 drinking age is a joke because all that does is make the younger people want to drink more, plus alcohol is not that difficult to obtain, I used to drink vodka and orange juice in high school whenever I felt like it.
 

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Way OT but what the fuck.

So- Chief Illiniwek was banned from the U of I campus and the likeness is no longer used on official merchandise. Racist and all that it is. :rolleyes:

For years the anti-Chief crowd used the slogan "Ban The Chief!"

So I came up with my own anti-anti Chief slogan "Chan The Beef!"
Thought of making t-shirts but the idea went nowhere.

 

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Even colleges are getting into the booze. Places are getting rid of the old laws wanting more people to drink so they can get the tax money. Could we see a return of lower age drinking?

Fans of the Louisiana State University Tigers will soon be drinking Bandit Blonde, a beer whose name refers to a famous 1950s football defense. Made by a local brewery under a special licensing agreement, it puts money into the university coffers with every swig.

The beer will be sold on tap and in gold-and-purple cans at bars, restaurants and stores around Louisiana. The university will get royalties of between 6 and 8 percent, said Charles D’Agostino, executive director of the university’s Louisiana Business and Technology Center.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/us/alcohol-laws-eased-to-raise-tax-money.html?_r=1&hp
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Say what? "Places are getting rid of the old laws"? How does that work? You mean states are encouraging college drinking so they can get .40 cents tax on a can of beer?
 

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I say if your old enough to fight and die for your country, your old enough to drink, let's repeal the old Reagan law and let the spirits flow.
 

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Colleges have been capitalizing on their fame for a long time.

So now their merchandizing their brand names to sell beer.

I can almost hear the slogans that might attach to some of these college brands.

YALE beer -- Give ELI a try.

PENN Beer -- (with a picture of a Quaker on it) Nothing is better for a drunken spree than me!

HARVARD beer - Veritas one or two back this evening!

Dartmouth -- Live Drunk or Die
 

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