FORT WORTH, Texas - A Fort Worth brewery is going to be giving away free beer because they can't officially open until the government shutdown is over.
Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s Funkytown Fermatorium in Forth Worth has not yet received the official approval to open from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau because of the shutdown.
So instead of delaying things or selling their beer illegally, they have decided to give it away.
Starting March 1, Deep Ellum Brewing FTW will be giving away their beer until the shutdown ends.
Even if the government shutdown is resolved in the next few days, the brewery believes there's a "slim chance" they will get their Brewer's Notice approved by March 1, so they will be giving away their beer until they finally get that approval.
GRAND OPENING UPDATE: Our “Deep Ellum Brewing FTW” sign is ready to be installed! This is the last item on our checklist, asides from our ”grand” ‘ol government’s stamp of approval. Unfortunately, with everybody on an indefinite unpaid holiday, we have no idea when that approval may come.
Regardless where you stand, or what you believe, there are a lot of innocent people & businesses being affected by all this nonsense. That’s why we’ve decided to open our doors regardless of the Tax & Trade Bureau’s approval 🏴☠️ Unlike our elected officials, I don’t find it right to sideline employees while the government keeps trying to put the FUN in dysfunctional.
While I’d love to just pull the blinds and do some good old fashioned bootlegging, we’ve decided to just give the beer away until the shutdown ends. That’s right, free 🍻 at @deepellumftw starting on March 1