New Beer Labels Bare All

The Washington Post is now reporting that beer drinkers concerned about the labels of their beers, might have another thing coming. The paper reports,

 The Tax and Trade Bureau, the division of the U.S. Treasury Department that regulates all malt beverage packaging, has floated a proposal to require a “serving facts” panel on all alcoholic beverage containers. The panel would list alcohol content by volume, calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein, serving size and servings per container. Fluid ounces of alcohol per serving would be optional.

Might health-conscious drinkers stop drinking fuller-bodied beers if they were able to read on the label that said beer might not be the best thing for keeping thin (in case they weren’t smart enough to figure that out before)?

Maybe, says Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, the small breweries’ trade organization. Being able to list “0% fat” (no beer contains fat), though, might offset the damage.

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