House OKs bill raising limits on sales by microbreweries
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – When someone wants to purchase a keg of beer from craft brewer Adam Watson, he has to turn them away because Kentucky law limits his sales per customer.
That would change if a bill passed by the state House on Friday becomes law.
The bill would raise the daily limit on per-customer sales by Kentucky craft brewers. The measure would allow microbreweries to sell up to 31 gallons (117 liters) – the equivalent of two kegs – to each customer at their places of business. The current limit equals a case of 12-ounce beers (2.25 gallons or 8.5 liters).
Watson, co-owner of Against the Grain, a Louisville-based craft brewery, says he and other craft brewers are losing business because of the current limits.
The bill cleared the House on a 68-15 vote.