N.J. brewers want changes to state law

    Some New Jersey brewers are pushing lawmakers to change an aging state law that places tight restrictions on the state’s many brewpubs and microbreweries.

    According to The Star-Ledger, a bill has been proposed in the Legislature that would revamp the rules governing brewpubs.

    Currently, breweries aren’t allowed to host special events, which wineries can legally host.  The current law also limits how much beer can purchased by visitors to the breweries.

    The new measure, according to The Star-Ledger, would bring New Jersey in line with neighboring states by reducing fees and changing some restrictions, including increasing the amount of production.

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