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    Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

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    The case went flat for prosecutors when Berks County Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher dismissed charges against a 44-year old Kutztown man accused of buying beer for his 17-year-old neighbor.

    The teen, Shawn Putnam of Kutztown, testified at a pretrial hearing that Gregg R. Hartman, his neighbor, bought him a case of Miller Genuine Draft at Duffer's Distributors in Kutztown on Jan. 7 and that he drank five beers from the case.

    But Sprecher ruled, in an order made available Tuesday, that prosecutors failed to prove Miller Genuine Draft is indeed beer.

    Eshelman said the law requires prosecutors to prove the beer contained at least 5 percent alcohol.

    “No testimony or evidence on records proved that Miller Genuine Draft contained 5 percent alcohol,” Eshelman said. “I was not surprised with the outcome. It was the right outcome.”
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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Did I hear a can of worms just being opened?

    Oh yeah! This is why we all love lawyers.
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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    while i might agree that MGD isn't really beer this is kinda the legal system throwing common sense out the window.

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Time to go to the store and get Miller...

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    So does this give the kids legal cover to buy their own drinks provided it's MGD?

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    no.. I was joking.. and like that would happen.. only supreme court could do that...

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    This does make sense though. You actually have to prove your facts in a court case. For example if you go through traffic court and the police say someone by the name of john doe did this, and was picked up and given a fine. If he doesn't testify that YOU are John Doe then they didn't prove their case. It could have been another John Doe that did it. That's why they have the whole, "And do you see that man in the courtroom today." Sort of deal. To prove who it was, name alone does not prove it was you.

    Same could go for beer I guess.

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    I would think that a subpoena for miller's license from the BATF would have sufficed

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Beer is beer no matter what it's alcoholic percentage is.


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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    The scope of this does imply, however, that children can buy MGD, because according to a judge its not beer. Interesting...
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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    It's still alcohol, and alcohol cannot be sold to minors. Don't know about Listerine though.


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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Finally- legal evidence of what I have said for a while. Microbrews are the way to go!
    lol

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Pfffttt.. That ain't beer. Sam Adams. That's beer.

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    Re: Judge says Miller Genuine Draft is not beer!

    Well, MGD's absolutely terrible new commercials (the "Can't drink MGD until you are 30" ones) would prove otherwise.


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