Indiana microbreweries recently received the break they were hoping for.
Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law Senate Bill 297, which increases the amount of beer allowed for sale in-state from 30,000 barrels per year to 90,000 barrels per year, according to a report from Amy Haneline of the Indy Star.
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The bill also places a limit of 30,000 barrels on Indiana breweries’ ability to self-distribute. Now, any brewery exceeding 30,000 barrels must go through a three-tiered system of supplier to wholesaler to retailer, according to the Indy Star.
Breweries producing under the limit will also retain the right to operate on-site restaurants and tasting rooms, which Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing co-owner Omar Robinson told Flavor 574 was its “biggest marketing tool.”