At what point are hipsters going to concede that their politics are indistinguishable from those of the Michigan Militia? Running moonshine, as we all know from movies like "Thunder Road" and songs like "Copperhead Road," is a serious business. Or at least it was until the Brooklyn hipsters ginned onto it. Now it's "cool", according to the BBC:
Today's moonshiners are a diverse bunch. They include home distillers, high-end "mixologists", small businesses making cheap liquor to sell locally and bigger operations which sell across state lines.
One anonymous Brooklyn resident says she makes moonshine in her tub, according to an old family recipe. While most of her colleagues at the museum know about her hobby, she says ""You've got to be careful about who you tell. I wouldn't go blabbing about it to someone I'd just met."
Like, for instance, a BBC reporter?
At any rate, first they're refusing to fill out the census, now they're runnin' Gowanus Lightning across state lines. Forget "artisanal is the new organic," it's more like Williamsburg is the new Lynchburg.
(via Gawker, duh)