As many of you know, Georgia is currently considering some legislation to make our state’s beer laws even MORE lame. There is the distinct possibility that brewery tours and tasting rooms will be limited in serving a meager 2 oz of any beer, up to 16 oz total. While this primarily affects Sweetwater, Atlanta Brewing Company and Terrapin, it would also affect MNB once we open our brewery.
Fortunately this issue is gaining some traction: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta’s newspaper, recently ran a nice little story on proposed legislation. From a brewery’s perspective, I think the AJC sums up the brunt of the issue nicely:
There’s no question the beer-tasting sessions are a major marketing tool for micro-breweries with limited advertising budgets.
From the consumer’s perspective the cons are obvious: less beer. And since we fall down on both sides, I can only hope that this Prohibition-era law doesn’t get passed.