Nicholas Pugliese Trenton Bureau Published 1:58 PM EDT Sep 25, 2018 New Jersey has cracked down on the state’s microbreweries, limiting them to 25 special events a year and restricting their other activities, like hosting private parties and showing live sports on TV. The new rules, issued last week by the head of the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, has caused anger and concern among craft breweries and their supporters. But New Jersey law makes key distinctions between breweries and other venues selling alcohol, such as bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Regulators evidently thought more guidance was needed to define where breweries fit within the state’s notoriously complex system. Here’s the background to Friday's controversial ruling. Why the new restrictions? Under a 2012 law meant to stimulate New Jersey’s craft beer industry, breweries for the first time were allowed to serve their products in their tap rooms. They … [Read more...] about Why is New Jersey cracking down on microbreweries?
Nicholas Pugliese and Alex Biese and Rebecca King and Tammy Paolino Trenton Bureau Published 8:51 PM EDT Sep 24, 2018 When lawmakers passed a law six years ago allowing microbreweries to serve their products in-house and sell more beer to go, they hoped to give New Jersey’s fledgling craft beer industry a boost. But microbreweries in the state have now become too active in the eyes of some, prompting the state to crack down on the number of events they can host each year. Under a “special ruling” signed Friday by the director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, David Rible, New Jersey’s microbreweries are limited to holding 25 on-site activities annually, such as trivia nights and live performances. In his ruling, Rible said he was trying to clarify “significant confusion” over what microbreweries can do under a 2012 law that gave them more latitude to serve their products on-site and increased the volume of beer customers could … [Read more...] about New Jersey cracks down on events hosted by microbreweries
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest HQ Trivia teams with Dwayne Johnson for app’s biggest prize: $300,000 Game-show app HQ Trivia will offer biggest prize to date, $300,000, plus guest co-host Dwayne Johnson. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. David Lindquist, [email protected] Published 7:36 a.m. ET April 9, 2018 CLOSE Check out these questions that stump HQ players. Time CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Star power and a record prize are coming to HQ Trivia, the 9-month-old game-show app played by more than … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia teams with Dwayne Johnson for app’s biggest prize: $300,000
Scott Rogowsky comes from a long line of law school grads — his dad, his mom, his uncles.As an undergrad at the Johns Hopkins University, he was perfectly prepared to follow suit.And then being funny got in the way.“I started doing standup at Hopkins. That sort of spurred the whole thing,” says Rogowsky, who proceeded to ditch the idea of law school, move back to his native New York and, after a few years on the periphery of the humor circuit, get a gig as host of a quiz show app called “HQ Trivia.”Now, 11 years removed from JHU, he’s still funny, he’s gotten surprisingly famous and he’s the jocular host of an addictive twice-daily quiz show. “HQ Trivia” regularly has about 1 million people staring at their phones at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST, punching in the answers to trivia questions and, if they’re good enough and can answer all 12, splitting a pot of money with other human repositories of obscure — some might say … [Read more...] about Scott Rogowsky, host of addictive app HQ Trivia, got his start at Johns Hopkins
By Mike Allen ( [email protected]; @mikeallen), with Daniel Lippman ( [email protected]; @dlippman) SNEAK PEEK – CNN’s John King on tomorrow’s “Inside Politics” (8:30 a.m.): “Rubio is visiting the early nominating contest state this month to assess the terrain firsthand. And he's been building his political and fundraising team ... [T]he Senator promises a decision by spring, but he's facing some internal pressure now to make his intentions known a bit sooner. They [need to know] by the end of March, top aides say, because the other candidates are getting so active. One ally involved in the deliberations sets the current odds at 60-40 in favor of Rubio running.” Story Continued Below EMAIL DU JOUR – A Dem pollster emails us on Rudy’s comments, with the subject line “Jeb’s Sister Souljah moment?”: “This seems like such a no-brainer. Come out, strongly criticize Giuliani’s words, and say … [Read more...] about BRUNCH EDITION – TIM MILLER gives Jeb a hipper face – COLIN REED succeeds Tim – NEIL BRADLEY leaves Hill — TRIVIA CRACK gets 1m Q ideas a day — AP’S MARK SMITH is 6-0 – B’DAYS: Terry Hunt