ABC Reform Bill Signed by NC Governor

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Signed by the Governor, S.B. 290, the ABC Regulatory Reform Bill, with respect to malt beverages allows for: malt beverage tastings at farmers markets; on-premises and off-premises malt beverage permit holders to allow permittees to transfer malt beverages to another on-premises or off-premises malt beverage permittee that is under common ownership or control of the transferor (four times/year); the sale to a patron of not more than two malt beverages at one time; the exemption of breweries not engaged in the preparation of food on the premises from the health code regulations governing the sanitation of establishments that prepare or serve drink or food for pay; and breweries to sell the malt beverages owned by the brewery for on- or off-premises consumption, regardless of the results of any malt beverage election, upon obtaining the appropriate permit.