Slumming around the internet, I came across this article about beer and Wisconsin which made me wonder whether it is the beer friendliest jurisdiction in North America.
From handing out free samples at grocery stores to shunning a proposed tax increase, Wisconsin lawmakers love their beer. One of the first bills they passed this year made sure bar patrons didn’t lose drinking time when the clock jumped back an hour this spring. Other pro-beer bills are brewing.Free beer at the grocery store! Good Lord. There are places in Canada where they hold exorcisms for folks who think like that. But then there is this: "Wisconsin is also one of only a handful of states that allows parents to purchase alcohol for their children to consume in their presence." Holy Moly. I had no idea. Well, sure, this is progressive and good and all - especially if you believe like most conservatives that the family is the source of the best instruction and all that stuff...but I had no idea. Who knew?