Arizona’s brewers have made major headway with a proposed bill that will allow them to continue operating their onsite restaurants and bars while exceeding the previously allowed amount of production. Under the current law, any brewery that produces more than 40,000 barrels of beer a year is not allowed to maintain a restaurant, forcing many breweries to limit brewery expansion.
If passed, this new bill will allow microbreweries to produce as much as 200,000 barrels of beer annually, in multiple locations. The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is behind the amendment, which passed unanimously through the Senate committee. Supporters hope the bill will pass with a full vote from the Senate shortly.
Learn more about the ongoing Arizona brewery legal battles here