For some when you want something bad enough you'd go to any length to get it. What if the love for craft beers and the shortage of said craft beers could get Congress and the Senate to smooth over their differences and end the government shutdown?
The Alcohol and Tobacco tax and Trade Bureau is in charge of processing new applications from craft brewers; the ones who provide those dark & tasty seasonal beers you crave. If the bureau employees aren't working because of the government shutdown, they can't process those applications. If those applications don't get processed, some craft brewers can't distribute their product. And if the can't distribute then...you get the picture. No seasonal craft beer, no seasonal happiness.
All of this just when most of us could really use a tall frosty one!