N.J. bill would loosen restrictions on local craft brewers

    A New Jersey Senate bill would give small-time brewers the freedom to sell their beers on- and off-site — something microbrewers currently can’t do in the Garden State.

    The Gloucester County Times has an overview of SB-641 and how it would affect craft brewers like Cherry Hill’s Flying Fish and the not-quite operational Turtle Stone Brewing in Vineland.

     

    The legislation could give N.J. brewers a more level playing field with neighbors Pennsylvania and Delaware by allowing microbreweries to sell their beers during and after tours and letting visitors buy up to 15.5 gallons each. Also under the bill, brewpubs would be able to get more licenses and increase production from 3,000 to 10,000 barrels per year.

     

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