Drink Responsibly

drinkresponsibility

The Bayou Beer Society has a vested interest in the responsible consumption of craft beers. No one wants to see alcohol misused, which is why our Society in conjunction with brewers, wholesalers and retailers, play an active role in promoting alcohol responsibility.

As part of our effort to encourage responsible drinking, the following are a sample of our key initiatives:

Whether you’re hosting a party or just hanging out with friends, it’s important to serve and drink alcohol beverages responsibly.  Solutions such as calling a cab for patrons who may have had too much to drink, or encouraging friends to provide a safe-ride home are cornerstones of responsible drinking.

The Bayou Beer Society is opposed to drunk driving and we believe it is 100 percent preventable. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drunk-driving fatalities have decreased 53 percent since 1982 to record lows, but we recognize there is still work to be done.  As part of our effort to prevent drunk driving, we support initiatives like Anheuser-Busch's Designate a Driver campaign and safe ride home programs as well as MillerCoors' safe ride home program AND Respect 21®.

The Bayou Beer Society is opposed to underage drinking and supports prevention by providing resources to parents, retailers and educators. Underage drinking is a serious issue – but tremendous progress has been made through sound educational programs and rigorous enforcement of the law.

We’ve encourage community-based programs that help parents talk with their children about drinking; support retailers that educate their employees on how to properly check I.D.s and prevent sales to minors; remind adults not to provide alcohol to minors; encourage schools in building self-esteem among teens; and support law enforcement officials in enforcing the law.

The Bayou Beer Society also supports the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign. First launched in 2006, We Don’t Serve Teens provides parents and other adults with tools and information to prevent underage drinking. Information about the program is available at www.DontServeTeens.gov.