So Utah has some dumb beer laws. Here is a thread that discusses them. https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/utah-general-beer-rules.579167/ One of the dumb laws is that all tap beer must be 4% by volume or lower. Same goes for beer bought in a grocery store: 4% or lower. However this law will change slightly on November 1, 2019. The limit will go up to 5% for tap beer and grocery store beer. As an aside, I was pretty disgusted by the small magnitude of this change--the bill originally had it going up to 6%, which is still dumb, but at least it would get some decent beer in the grocery stores. However the 6% was deemed too strong and so they settled on 5%. Mostly what this will do is get regular Bud and Miller in the grocery stores and on tap. (FYI Utah can make/sell stronger beer, they just can't put it on tap or sell it in grocery stores.) I think most of the 4% beers are... not great. Some of them are not bad. Sometimes if it's appropriate to the style, 4% is fine. However most of the 4% ales, stouts and porters are a bit thin. Anyway my question is this: if a beer goes from 4% to 5% on November 1, does it get a new entry? Here is what the BA FAQ says for how to add beer. Recipe Variations Brewers will often tweak their beer recipes over the years for numerous reasons, however, don't add a new version of the beer for minor tweaks. Examples: a minor change in ABV, hop/malt variety. Is the change from 4% to 5% a "minor change"? I am guessing most of the brewers will be making the jump from 4% to 5%. I ask every time I go to a brewery and they all say "oh yeah we are going up." 5% is right around the target range for some styles, some of the German styles especially. There are some brewers that I think will make some damn good beer at 5%. Take Templin Family for example; they do some German styles. Their 4% stuff is pretty good, so I have high hopes for the 5% stuff. On the one hand, a 1% change is not so high in absolute terms. And some beers might not even change, if the brewer is happy with the recipe (and sales). Plus it would be hard to keep track of what beer is being reviewed--does the reviewer even know if it's a 4% or 5%? Most cans/bottles give the %, but not all (I think). On the other hand, 4% beer is... not ideal in most cases. 5% isn't either, but for certain styles 5% is closer to ideal. So speaking just for myself, I would lean toward retiring the reviews for any beer that goes from 4% to 5%, and starting a new category for that beer, even if the name is the same. I would want to at least give that beer a chance. It might have been somewhat weak or thin at 4%, but much better at 5%. This could be a problem logistically though. What say you BA? New entries for any beer that makes the switch? Edit: if this belongs in Mountain forum, feel free to move. Thought it could use some general opinions though.