The Blue Blood Brewery in Lincoln has big plans this upcoming holiday season.
With ideas for new beers to release over the next few months, but due to the government shutdown, production of those Ales are at a stand-still.
"We cannot get any formulas processed, so anything new out there that you want to get done is going to get held up by this, not just our brewery but any brewery." Said Blue Blood Brewery Owner Brian Podwinski.
While all of the Blue Blood's current beer is good to ship off now, they know they'll be missing out on significant holiday sales if this shutdown doesn't end soon.
"Everytime we introduce a new label we're talking thousands of cases of beers. When you have that it's a substantial impact. When you can really get some new brands out there and have some good impact on the market. Now it's a new line gone or a new seasonal gone." Said Podwinski
As they continue to send beer down the line, Podwinski knows the challenges won't end when the shutdown does, as they'll need to rush to get their formulas and labels into the bureau.
"You're going to create a backlog because now everybody wants these labels approved, so before they were doing it in ten days, it'll be interesting to see what kind of turnaround time they have once this opens up." Said Podwinski.
Time that's fizzling out.