Montana Tavern Association Boasts Bringing Anti-Brewery Bill in Tavern Times
Brewers' on premise sales would be severely limited based on their barrel production volume:
300 barrels a year - 100%301-500 barrels a year - 60%
501-1,000 barrels a year - 50%
1,001 to 10,000 barrels a year - 40%
Over 10,000 barrels - buy a license
Brewers would have to completely close their doors to the public at 8pm sharp! Currently, customers must finish their beer by 9pm- a reasonable approach. With this new law there would be no growler sales after 8pm as the public would not be allowed on site after 8pm and before 10am. I'm sure our traveling public and visitors are going to love these regulations in the summer time.
We are watching the MTA very closely and will let everyone know when the details of the bill are finalized, who you can contact, and when. This Bill is likely to be heard in the House Business and Labor Committee. Many of the committee members have already indicated support for brewers and possess no interest in this type of bill coming forward (Republicans and many Democrats alike). Roger Hagan is obviously not one of those, and Rep. Rob Cook (R-Conrad) may still carry this bad legislation forward. We are told to expect a bill draft to be available for a hearing late next week (March 14th, 15th, or the following week). Please be prepared to come to Helena if you can, and certainly ready to contact committee members when the time is right!
The Montana Brewers Association thanks you for your support of local beer that is always
Brewed from the Ground Up
Here is a list of people to contact about voting no on this bill.
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