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SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Milwaukee -- October 3, 2013

1. Tight of bottles at Lakefront Brewery

2. Wide of outside of brewery

3. Tight of brewery sign

4. Nat sound of tour visitors singing

5. Medium of bartender pouring beer

6. Tight of person drinking

7. Tight of tap handles

8. SOUNDBITE (English): Matt Krajnak (KRAH'-nak), spokesman for Lakefront Brewery (transcript below)

9. Wide of Lakefront cooler

10. Tight of Lakefront boxes

11. Medium of three bottles

12. Tight of label

13. Tight of label

14. SOUNDBITE (English): Matt Krajnak, spokesman for LakefrontBrewery (transcript below)

15. Wide of Mike Brenner walking in warehouse that will soon be a brewery

16. SOUNDBITE (English): Mike Brenner, owner of Brenner Brewery (transcript below)

17. Medium of Brenner at computer

18. Tight of Brenner's hand

19. Tight of company logo

20. Medium of empty beer barrels

21. Tight of barrel

22. Blueprint of tasting room layout

23. Tight of beer label

24. Tight of beer label

25. SOUNDBITE (English): Mike Brenner, owner of Brenner Brewery (transcript below)

26. Pan of brewery offices in construction

27. Medium of bottling machine

28. Tight of bottling machine

29. Tight of kegs wrapped in plastic

30. SOUNDBITE (English): Mike Brenner, owner of Brenner Brewery (transcript below)

31. Medium shot of woman drinking beer

32. Medium shot of man drinking beer

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

LAKEFRONT BREWERY OWNS THE BOTTLING MACHINE ORIGINALLY USED IN THE OPENING OF THE HIT 70'S TV SHOW "LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY." DURING TOURS, THEY HAVE VISITORS SING ALONG TO THE OLD THEME SONG.

NAT SOUND from tour: "We're gonna make our dreams come true. Doin' it our way."

BUT LAKEFRONT AND OTHER CRAFT BREWERIES ACROSS THE NATION AREN'T DOING IT THEIR WAY -- BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. THE ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU ISN'T APPROVING NEW BREWERIES, RECIPES AND LABELS.

SOUNDBITE (English): Matt Krajnak , spokesman for Lakefront Brewery:

"We have a big change coming up with our packaging, not sure how much I can say. A lot of stuff is going into four packs and all that stuff needs to be approved."

THEY ARE WAITING FOR THREE LABELS FOR SMALLER BOTTLES OR SEASONAL BEERS. THEY NEED TO SUBMIT THREE MORE SOON.

SOUNDBITE (English): Matt Krajnak, spokesman for Lakefront Brewery:

"It's very frustrating. It's very frustrating."

LAKEFRONT ISN'T ALONE. MIKE BRENNER HOPES TO BE BREWING BEER AT HIS NEW BREWERY IN TWO MONTHS.

SOUNDBITE (English): Mike Brenner, owner of Brenner Brewery:

"My dream _ this is six years in the making _ is to open this brewery and I've been working so hard and I find all these great investors and now I can't get started because people are fighting over this or that in Washington."

HE EXPECTS MOST OF HIS BUSINESS TO COME FROM BOTTLE SALES AND A TASTING ROOM. THE SHUTDOWN WILL LIKELY DELAY BOTH APPLICATIONS. HE ESTIMATES HE'LL LOSE ABOUT $8,000 FOR EVERY MONTH HE'S DELAYED.

SOUNDBITE (English): Mike Brenner, owner of Brenner Brewery:

"There's too much at stake for the rest of the country for a handful of politicians in Washington to fight over, for them it's just another day. They are still getting paid but I'm losing $8,000 a month."

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"This is beer. This is something people don't mess around with, even in a bad economy people drink beer."

AND BEER DRINKERS WON'T LET A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN STOP THEM EITHER.

CARRIE ANTLFINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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