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Friday, August 03, 2007

REAL MEN (& WOMEN) OF GENIUS

Just how light is "light" beer?

A new rule has been proposed that would require nutritional information be put on all alcoholic drink packaging, including alcoholic content, number of calories, carbohydrates, fat and protein for a standard serving size.


Currently, labels on liquor and wine with more than 14 percent alcohol must disclose at least the alcohol content, but it is not required on beer labels in most states.

Under the new proposal, if a brewer wants its beer to be labeled as light, it must show the caloric and alcohol content.

But don't fret.


It may be some time before companies are forced to comply with the proposed regulation since the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau first must gather comments on the proposed rule and then review them. It could take up to three years before the rule is official.

In the meantime beer bellies, chugalug without guilt.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous out too late said...

everyone is hung over

Sat Aug 04, 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Hey I'm here.
Pass me a cold one hon!
I'm going to cut the grass.

Sat Aug 04, 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous iceman said...

Its love at first Light! Now thats a welcome site!Looks as though it may take all night....

Sat Aug 04, 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

It'll take 3 years for that fridge to defrost anyway..

Sat Aug 04, 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous glad it's not winter said...

not a fridge i don't think, but what you see when you open the front door after a huge snowstorm.

Sun Aug 05, 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

looks like that's the only six pack that guy will ever have..

Sun Aug 05, 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

99 bottles of beer in the door, 99 bottles of beer...

Mon Aug 06, 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

98 bottles of beer in the door, 98 bottles of beer...

Tue Aug 07, 02:16:00 PM  

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