Not long ago, lawmakers in Georgia allowed for the increase of alcohol content in beer. The maximum allowed now is 14 percent rather than 6 percent. This was reported by the Associated Press.

Georgia residents were not able to drink international beers in the state, nor were microbrews allowed because of high alcohol content. All that is now changed.

The biggest concern with the Georgia lawmakers was that higher alcohol content would increase teenage drinking. More DUIs and accidents could result. Those who support quality beers were in favor of the change. Many of these supporters feel that beer can be compared to wine, and that drinking a quality beer is like having fine wine.

The results of higher alcohol content in Georgia’s beer may never be known. If accidents and DUIs increase in the state, with no accurate surveys done or unbiased statistics published, perhaps no one will ever know the real cause. Is anyone tracking with this?

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