Nebraska Craft Brewery Board Awaits Governor’s Action

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Before the Governor for action, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing process the opportunity, at least once annually, to discuss with the board its policies and procedures and administering the expenditure of funds from The Nebraska Beer Industry Promotional Fund, the purpose of which is to develop and maintain programs for the research and advancement of the beer brewing process, the marketing and promotion of the beer industry in Nebraska, and the marketing and promotion of agricultural products and their byproducts grown and produced in Nebraska for use in the beer industry. The bill also provides for the continued ability of craft brewery license holders exceeding the 20,000 barrel production threshold to engage in retail sales.