Posting in the wee hours (1:53 AM EDT), Pretty Things (Dann @Paquette) went on a pay to play rant in flurry of tweets that lasted over an hour. Many of you were probably asleep, so here's what you missed. And click the links. Many have replies. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer --- Can anyone guess why we're not served @bukowskiboston or @LowerDepthsBOS and other from that group? Correct, we won't illegally buy lines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521901597040066560 Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521901805379522560 The question is not who's complaining about it, the question is who's buying these lines and why is no one doing anything about it? https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521902019532296192 Since I've started as a brewer in 1992 it has been a given in Boston that beer lines were for sale. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521902181621182464 Ever heard the term "committed lines"? This is what it means. Breweries buy draft lines so their lame beers aren't irrelevant. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521902623914729472 Cheers you all. I know you'll understand that this is not about us and we love you. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521903181773934593 The Mass Brewers Guild has no opinion on buying lines since they have many members who do it as a policy. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521903795811663872 Massachusetts is a state that just doesn't care who breaks this particular law. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521904524727189504 If lines were not for sale in Massachusetts then your beer selection would be so much better. That's a guarantee. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521904872527245313 Greedy bars want free craft beer. For what end? https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521906026208325632 If bars want lines paid for they can get them in Massachusetts from all kinds of breweries. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521908671685865473 Bars: from now on don't tell us who bought lines from you. We're fucking fed up and we're not the ones breaking the law. We're listening https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521912020141367296 Local breweries are fearful that if they mention #pay2play that they're going to get in trouble. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521912931525857280 ever walked into a bar and wondered why they don't serve local beer? #pay2play #dirtylines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521913864825618433 A great beer culture deserves more than greedy, shifty bar owners and brewers to fill their pockets. #dirtylines @ BeerScribe https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521914897865916416 Do you know any bar who takes money for their draft lines? Put it out there with the hashtag #dirtylines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521915101176414208 If brewers are with us then we're in great company. f we don't speak up about nonsense then we're doing ourselves an injustice. #dirtylines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521916459002646528 I was inspired by Steve Hindy and Jim Koch tonight. I wanted to talk about this but couldn't. I've been ready to all week though. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521917166682386432 Read today how much arguing it took to get to where we are in craft beer. This has been unspoken all this time. Time to open up #dirtylines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521917550628974593 it's late but if you can re-tweet this to your American friends. We're a bit out on a limb, happily, but would love to see this tomorrow https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521918357072011264 Do you know any bar who takes money for their draft lines? Put it out there with the hashtag #dirtylines https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521918453687808001 But seriously, someone walks into your bar and offers you $10k a year to pour their beer? https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521919807726551040 saw an ad for a bank who gives away free ice cream. if a banker giving away icecream isn't a sign you're getting screwed than I don't know https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521920253740457984 okay, to not confuse the hell out of all of us: We're talking about Massachusetts here. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521920494988431360 Ok. Good night all you lovelies in NZ and UK. https://twitter.com/PrettyBeer/status/521921009952509952 --- What are your thoughts on pay to play? Know any bars or brewers with "dirty lines"?