Atlanta Breweries Can Sell Direct Starting In September 2017…

BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES CAN SELL DIRECTLY STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

After months of re-wording, deliberating and voting, Senate Bill 85 has finally passed, allowing Georgia to become a more competitive state in the nation’s craft beer industry. Instead of only being able to consume alcohol on-site as part of a tour, customers have more options, including to-go or single pints.

SB85 allows breweries to sell 3,000 barrels of beer and local distilleries can sell 500 barrels of spirits annually directly to customers to be consumed on-site. For off-site consumption, customers can buy up to a case of beer and three 750 ml bottles of liquor.

Emily Tracy, SPR Atlanta