You read that right. The state of Alabama just passed new legislation to help their craft beer industry. Read about it here.
At the same time Georgia is considering the creation of a study committee to look at laws in surrounding states. All of which are better, FYI. Only Mississippi and Georgia do not allow consumers to purchase beer at its freshest source – the brewery where it is produced. Think about that for a minute. 48 states allow beer to be sold at a brewery. But we don’t. Sounds like a legitimate reason for a Study Committee to me.
Please contact your GA State Representative and ask them to support HR 1345. For more info, check out this post. Go to the bottom and follow the instructions to contact your legislator.
You can also contact Rep. Rick Jasperse, Chairman of the Special Rules Committee, and let him know we need this study committee.