Delaware May Soon Allow Alcohol Producers to Sell Each Other's Products


In many states, distilleries, wineries, and breweries are restricted to selling only their own products in their on-site taprooms or tasting rooms. But now Delaware has taken a step forward to allow producers to sell products from other producers, as reported by Delaware Online:

Have you ever been to a craft brewery in Delaware with a friend who doesn't drink beer either because of taste or a gluten-free diet?

Well, they won't have to sip water any longer.

The state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to allow Delaware's craft alcohol-makers to sell each other's products, effectively allowing breweries to sell wine.

A spokesman for Gov. John Carney would not comment on whether or when Carney would sign the bill into law...

The new rule would take effect immediately once signed, allowing each of the state's 30-plus alcohol-makers to decide whether they want to sell their products at other craft locations and vice versa.

The move offers more for choice craft drinkers, ushering in a new era where a customer could conceivably drink a glass of wine from Marydel's Harvest Ridge Wineryat Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna...

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