Dear Fellow Nerds,
We are assembled at the Local Option— which we’ve renamed Beer Plaza — in the financial district of Chicago, because we believe that the American beer-economy is heading in the wrong direction and we have a few ideas for what to do about it.
There is a feeling shared by a growing number of people on the streets of the world that the worldwide beer-economy has become a kind of Ponzi scheme, a global casino, run by and for the benefit of the 1 percent.
We believe that it is possible to inject malt, hops and water into the global economy. We have come up with the following list of things that can be done right now to rejuvenate democracy and beer-centric justice in our country:
• Encourage foreclosures on drinkers and purveyors of false beer.
• Increase funding to quality public houses by taxing the richest 1 percent.
• Forgive all student loan debt incurred through the purchase of fine beer.
• Reinstate the Michael-Jackson Act in order to control speculation.
• Work with the other G666 nations to implement a 1% “Throbbin’ Wood” levy on all online beer transactions.
• Ban high-frequency ‘flash’ beer sales and bring sanity to the markets.
• Break up the “too drunk to fuck” bars that threaten the future of civil beer drinking.
• Arrest the agrarian fraudsters responsible for the 2008 hop shortage and bring them to justice.
• Ordain an Enlightened Commission tasked with ending the influence corporate money has on controlling the existing American beer-economy.
If you agree with any of these demands, then join us! We will stay here in our encampment in Beer Plaza until President Obama responds to each of these demands. This is just the beginning; there is more to come as we work together to reshape America.
— The People’s Assembly of The Local Option
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The Lost Abbey Deliverance Ale
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Van Steenberge Augustijn Ale
Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel
Westmalle Trappist Ale Triple
Date: Friday January 27
Address: The Local Option 1102 W. Webster, Chicago, IL 60614
Occupy The Local Option: http://localoptionbier.com/2012/01/16/occupy-the-local-option-first-event-of-2012/
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/281300518595803/
BeerAdvocate Event: http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/51320
RateBeer Event: http://www.ratebeer.com/event/16404/
BeerMenus Event: http://www.beermenus.com/events/7573-occupy-the-local-option
The Local Option:
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