Bill could raise production for Montana craft beer industry

NBC Montana reports:

"Montana lawmakers will hear arguments on a bill that could change the way Montana breweries conduct business.

"House Bill 541 would redefine the definition of "small brewery" and allow Montana brewers to produce up to 60,000 barrels of beer a year. The current law only allows [small] breweries to produce 10,000 barrels a year.

"The bill would also allow breweries to sell beer in their taprooms. Small breweries are only allowed to sell a certain number of drinks, and larger breweries are only allowed to provide 'tastes.'..."

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