National: Beer makes America great
Though the presidential race certainly led to much anxiety-induced tippling, there were a few notable election results related to craft beer. In Oklahoma, SQ 792 will relax ABV caps at convenience and grocery stores, allowing them to sell beer above 3.2% while also allowing wine and liquor stores to have up to two locations and sell non-alcoholic items. Up in Maine, Heather Sanborn, co-owner of Portland’s Rising Tide Brewing Co., will represent the city’s District 43 in the Maine House of Representatives. The Democrat is also the president of the Maine Brewers Guild. Meanwhile in New York, Constellation Brands CEO, Rob Sands, was forced to address the possible impact a Donald Trump presidency could have on the producer of Corona. Stock in the company dropped 8% in the wake of Trump’s triumph, who some might recall proposed building a wall along the Mexican border.
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