Saturday, September 1, 2007

Caffeinated Beer? That Sounds Great! Let's Ban It!

From US News and World Report:

State attorneys general have asked the federal government to crack down on beers that contain caffeine, saying the alcoholic energy drinks pose serious health and safety risks.

Thirty attorneys general called for an investigation of promotional claims that the drinks provide energy and power, while explicitly appealing to teenagers and young adults, who equate partying with staying up late. "Who's up for staying out all night?" says a promotion for Bud Extra, one of the drinks cited by the attorneys general in their letter to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Obviously any beverage that someone might enjoy drinking must be bad. I love the fact that Bud Extra had the line "You can sleep when you're 30" on it, at least until they were "asked nicely" to take it off by government busy-bodies. We wouldn't want to imply that people under 30 drink, would we?


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