Governor Signs Alabama Study Commission Recommendations into Law

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Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 176 incorporates the recommendations relating to beer from the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Study Commission which was created to study Alabama’s laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages and determine if they are competitive and consistent with related statutes across the United States. Specifically, the bill’s provisions would allow licensed brewers and brewpubs producing less than 60,000 barrels of beer yearly to directly sell up to 288 ounces (one case equivalent) per consumer per day for off-premise consumption (both draft and package beer); brewers and brewpubs would be allowed to deliver up to two donated kegs of beer per charitable or non-profit event; and language limiting the location of a brewpub licensee to a historic area would be repealed. The provisions of the bill will become effective on June 1.

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