Brewers call it a Hill Climb. But lobbying is lobbying – and lobbying ain’t a four letter word. It’s how you win the war of ideas in D.C. The thing with brewers is that after they lobby they also lavish young staffers and lawmakers alike with crafty goodness. Now that’s lobbying we can get behind!
Outside of the brewers reception at the Rayburn House Office Building, host Matt Laslo caught up with Adam Watson, President of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers (who hails from Against the Grain
As a representative of the brewers in Kentucky, Watson met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to chat about the federal excise tax on beer and the FDA rule on spent grain
. He also encouraged the senator to spend more time in Kentucky’s craft breweries (presumably so McConnell can catch up with the rest of us
According to our bearded Appalachian guest, Senator McConnell is a lot more fun than he appears on TV. Not sure if we buy it, but that’s why God made craft beer, right?