NEW YORK – Charles D’Agostino, executive director of the LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center, was quoted in the recent New York Times article, “State Putting Hopes in ‘Bottoms Up’ to Help the Bottom Line.”
In the article, which explores the government’s declining revenue and the regulation of alcohol sales as a way to build up budgets, LSU’s plan to offer an official brew to raise revenue is mentioned.
“Even universities are hoping alcohol will raise revenue. Fans of the Louisiana State University Tigers will soon be drinking Bandit Blonde, a beer whose name refers to a famous 1950s football defense.
Make by a local brewery under a special licensing agreement, it puts money into the university coffers with every swig,” the article states.
“The beer will be sold on tap and in gold-and-purple cans at bars, restaurants and stores around Louisiana,” the article continues. “The university will get royalties of between 6 and 8 percent, said Charles D’Agostino, executive director of the university’s Louisiana Business and Technology Center.”
The article ran originally September 28, 2011, and can be read online here.
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