Self-Distribution Bill Becomes Law in LA

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Signed by the Governor, House Bill 370 authorizes a brewer who operates a brewing facility located entirely in the state that produces less than 5,000 barrels of beer or other malt beverages annually at the brewing facility and holds both an in-state manufacturer’s permit and a brewer’s self-distribution permit to self-distribute, under specified conditions, to either of the following: (1) A secondary location wholly owned by the brewer holding the self-distribution permit; (2) certain retailers. No more than 3,000 barrels of beer brewed at the brewing facility be self-distributed to all retailers annually.