College students and college football fans love beer, so breweries and colleges are joining together to make beer. Sounds like a pretty fun idea!
LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette have both partnered with breweries to create their own beers—Bayou Bengal Lager and Ragin’ Cajuns Genuine Louisiana Ale, respectively—and they’re apparently pretty good. LSU’s beer has a 3.38 rating on Untappd, while UL-Lafayette’s has a 3.37 rating.
More good beer on the market that incorporates your favorite sports teams. Everyone’s happy right?
Well actually, state representative Cedric Glover (D-Shreveport) is pissed.
Reading that news in his Shreveport kitchen, Democratic Rep. Cedric Glover said he was appalled. “It struck me deep in my heart. This is wrong.”For health reasons, for moral reasons, for religious reasons, Glover said he vowed at that moment to use one of his five allotted bills in a legislative session that’s supposed to focus on fiscal matters, to ban public universities from licensing “official” alcoholic beverages. His House Bill 610 also would forbid LSU and UL-Lafayette from renewing the contracts with local brewers when they expire.
Don’t be drinking the devil’s juice!
I’m not sure why a university partnering with a brewery is objectively “morally” wrong. It’s also ridiculous to make a law for religious reasons. The Constitution doesn’t have a clause that bans religious laws except when they involve beer.
For his part, LSU president F. King Alexander told The Advocate that this is “nonsense” and that Glover has “never been a fan of LSU.” Though one LSU board member did tell the paper that she and the board would review the contract, saying it is “inappropriate.”
Good luck, Louisiana. Hopefully you can defeat this dumb bill.