Montana Legislature Eases Restrictions On Craft Breweries

Apr 14, 2017

A bill that would allow larger Montana craft breweries to sell beer in tasting rooms has passed the state Legislature.

Under the proposal, craft brewers will now be able to sell beer in tasting rooms on premises and still can and keg up to 60,000 barrels a year. The current law limits the tasting rooms to craft brewers that produce no more than 10,000 barrels a year.

Matt Leow, of the Montana Brewers Association, says the bill is the most important legislation in 18 years for Montana's craft brewing industry. He says the proposal will give craft brewers incentive to invest and grow.

The bill now heads to Gov. Steve Bullock for his consideration.

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