Shutdown Impacting NM Breweries

NEW MEXICO BREWERIES ARE STARTING TO FEEL THE IMPACT OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. THOSE BUSINESSES DEPEND ON FEDERAL INSPECTIONS TO MAKE MONEY. JEFF ERWAY OWNS AND IS CEO OF LA CUMBRE BREWING AND TELLS KOB TV THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU HAS TO PROVIDE IT WITH CERTIFICATES OF LABEL IN ORDER FOR THE COMPANY TO SHIP OUT OF STATE. HE SAYS THEY’VE ALREADY HELD OFF ON 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF BEER SHIPMENTS TO COLORADO AND ARIZONA BECAUSE THE TAX AND TRADE BUREAU IS AMONG THE AGENCIES SHUT DOWN.

LA CUMBRE USUALLY SHIPS 300 CASES OF BEER TO OTHER STATES. THE LOSSES CAN ADD UP TO 10-THOUSAND TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH.

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