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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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ben -

Full disclosure I'm opening a brewery in California. That said I agree but where does it become part of the already high per barrel taxes? Road use by tucking companies causes significant repair costs and computer manufacturing has required special power generation stations to be built here at tax payer expense. I'd say raise the rates to cover usage especially as they grow, but improving the capacity and quality of the overall system will benefit the entire community too. Which can help new businesses start at a lower investment cost.

Alan -

Sewer rates would be more of a fee than a tax. I pay, for example, a per litre water in rate that is also used for the sewer rate calculation. This can go to capital costs as well. If a user has an intended more intense use as part of a development like a brewery, there would usually be an agreement with the project including costs of the attachment upgrade.