Saturday, May 06, 2006

American Craft Beer Week

The House of Representatives takes a little time off from murder, robbery, and other governmental activities to consider a resolution commending craft brewers for, among other things

promot[ing] the Nation's spirit of independence through a renaissance in hand-crafted beers like those first brought to colonial shores by European settlers and produced here by the Nation's founding fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, for the enjoyment of the citizenry
produc[ing] more than 100 distinct styles of flavorful beers, the quality and diversity of which have made the United States the envy of every beer-drinking nation in the world, thereby contributing to balanced trade by reducing American dependence on imported beers, supporting American exports, and promoting United States tourism...
Bring me your tired, your poor, your thirsty...