Georgia craft brewers ready to leave prohibition laws behind
The Georgia Brewery Bill is chugging along through the state Legislature.
By EZRA KAPLAN
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Brewery Bill is chugging along through the state Legislature.
Lawmakers are working to do away with prohibition-era regulations that prohibit breweries to sell beer directly to consumers.
Under current law, visitors to a craft brewery have to first take a tour before being allowed to imbibe a set number of tastes.
Georgian breweries are hopeful for the change, as it will open up a new revenue stream for their small businesses.
If the bill becomes law, craft beer lovers will be able to quaff a few ales during their brewery visits and take up to a case of beer home with them.
Craft distilleries will also be able to serve liquor and allow visitors to purchase up to three bottles of liquor.
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