October 23, 2020

Something Big is Brewing, Illegally



Something Big is Brewing, Illegally
All you need is some tapas and beanbag toss and you've got Chita's next great weekend hangout. VSE42.ru

A businessman in the Trans-Baikal town of Chita had his side hustle busted this week when law enforcement found his personal brewery in an underground room not far from the city.

Police found jars, bottles, and kegs, which, once full of the house-made beer, were sold to nearby bars. Nearly 200 liters of the stuff was confiscated.

The businessman, who lives and works in Chita, was arrested, and will likely be charged with producing alcohol without a license. Once authorities calculate his ill-gotten gains, he'll likely be forced to turn that over, as well.

That said, his setup looks pretty good, and we wouldn't mind a sample.

"Underground beer lab," incidentally, sounds like a neat hipster hangout in a Bohemian neighborhood. Just don't let the cops find it.

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