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Craft breweries feeling the hurt from government shutdown

NBC News 01/13/2019

Specialty beer breweries are a lot like sneaker manufacturers in the way they keep customers interested with new releases, but with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) furloughed due to the government shutdown, brewers are unable to get permits to issue new labels, let alone for opening new or expanded facilities. “Business is really so unpredictable and fragile and things that are completely out of control can have a big impact on us,” Rob Burns, co-founder and president of Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts, told NBC News.

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