Beer bill passes committee, but with major changes | www.ajc.com

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Beer bill passes committee, but with major changes | www.ajc.com

Lawmakers gave Georgia craft brewers a political reality check Friday, although it came with committee approval for legislation giving them some ability to get more beer into the hands of customers.

A much altered version of Senate Bill 63 would allow 36 ounces of beer to be consumed “on-premise” of a brewery and up to 64 ounces of beer to be taken home. However, it mandates that the beer could only be purchased in a single container — a growler, say, or one 12-ounce bottle of beer.

It also technically still bars direct sales. Instead, breweries could charge for a tour and, depending how much someone pays, the tour could include a free souvenir of beer — up to the limits — so that the alcohol is technically free.

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