Neil Averitt commentary: Beer merger prompts a fresh look at law on distributional restraints

Liquor-store shelves are beginning to groan under the weight of new craft beers. These beers have introduced Americans to unusual new flavorings such as extra malt, lemon, and peaches; and to startling new brand names such as Fat Tire, Crooked Stave, and Raging Bitch. This beguiling but vulnerable variety has