Beer Jobs Bill passes SenateA flight of beers at Twain's in Decatur. Photo provided by Jill Nolin
The so-called Beer Jobs Bill passed through the state Senate today, just making the Crossover Day deadline. WABE reports the final version of legislation that came through is a “watered down version” of the earlier bill.
As Decaturish’s Jill Nolin reported last month, the initial version of SB 63 would have allowed the state’s craft breweries to offer beer on and off site. Breweries can currently only provide a free tasting as part of a tour.
WABE’s report says, “The bill doesn’t allow direct beer sales at craft breweries, but it would let people take a ‘souvenir’ growler home with them from craft breweries. But first, they would have to pay for a tour at a local brewery.”
You can read more about the changes in the bill in WABE’s full report.
The Beer Jobs Bill now heads to the Georgia House of Representatives.