Whoops. Regarding the proposed excise tax increase on beer, representative Kurt Zellers drew some grief at home for this quote:
“To say that it’s only seven cents a beer, that’s like promising a case of Summit to the party and showing up with that bathwater called Leinenkugel’s,” and went on to say “It’s not a fair deal at all. Good Minnesota beer for Wisconsin bathwater, no sir.”
When he returned to the house, he came with an apology. Apparently his wife is quite a fan of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.
“The little joke I played last night got me in trouble at home last night. So most importantly, my apologies to the Leinenkugel family. They are a great family-owned business. But as it usually goes at our house, ‘I’m sorry, honey.”
Of course Leinenkugel’s is owned by SABMiller. And while I wouldn’t call their beer “bathwater,” Summit would be preferred in my world. My suggestion? Someone should send his wife a case of Schell’s Shocked Radler and be done with it.