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November 1999

Dear Beer Dave, I read recently in another e-mail periodical (okay, it was Bizarre News but that counts doesn't it?) that in the state of Texas, the entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home. Could it be that this is an actual law ? Is it a throwback to the days of Prohibition?

Beer Dave answers: This is a Burpan Legend. If Proctor & Gamble can make 40+ varieties of Tide to adhere to the worlds environmental laws regarding phosphates then the Encyclopedia Britannica publishers would surely print a series without this info so as not to miss out on a large market like Texas.

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