Report: Brewpubs should be able to sell ‘growlers-to-go’ | State Legislature | Macon.com

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Jan

Report: Brewpubs should be able to sell ‘growlers-to-go’ | State Legislature | Macon.com

A state Senate investigation of alcoholic beverage tastings and brewpubs concluded that such events and establishments are crucial for economic development, and that cities and counties should continue to make their own policies on such things.

However, the report from the six senators on a blue-ribbon study committee does recommend some policies to the locals.

For one, retailers should be allowed to conduct tastings of wine and beer. Also, brewpubs should be able to sell diners “growlers to-go” — refillable beer bottles up to 64 ounces. The panel also suggests that Georgia wineries should be able to blend their own wine with spirits in order to make “fortified wine.”

State Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, one of the six investigators, is already on it.

His Senate Bill 303 would allow dry cities and counties to skip gathering signatures before a referendum to allow spirit manufacture or sales and simply direct the election superintendent to hold a vote.

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