AL wants craft brewers to record your personal information before selling you a beer

September 07, 2016 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

The alcohol industry is famously anti-competitive.  It has numerous regulations that make it difficult for new companies to start up, and that keep the big producers on top.  Readers may recall PLF’s challenge to a Florida law that outright banned the standard size craft brew container—called a growler—allegedly to curb drinking ...


Almost 100 years later, Prohibition's legacy stifles economic opportunity

January 14, 2016 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

After the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, states regained control over alcohol sales.  Unfortunately, interest groups and angry temperance supporters swiftly harnessed the states’ new power to pass anti-competitive laws in their favor. 100 years later, the alcoholic beverage industry is still notoriously tricky to get into, and for all ...