Craft Beer Bill Advances in KY House

FRANKFORT, Ky  --  A bill to expand sales for Kentucky craft brewers on-site heads to the state Senate after passage in the House.   HB 136 sponsor Rep. Adam Koening (R, Erlanger)  would raise the cap on the amount of beer that could be sold directly to individuals at micro-breweries from 288 ounces (two cases) to 31 gallons (two kegs).  The bill also limits the amount of beer micro-breweries can sell at festivals and fairs to one case per person.

The measure had opposition, mainly from lawmakers who oppose alcohol sales in Kentucky because of its link to alcoholism and drunk driving.  

The bill now goes to the Kentucky Senate for committee consideration.

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