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February 27, 2020
By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association
House Bill 9063 (A9037) and Senate Bill 7369 (S7369) would allow your local homebrew shops to apply for a license to sell beer for off-premises consumption. The general idea is to allow homebrew supply shops to add beer sales to their product list, which would benefit both the shops and New York’s small and independent breweries.
Currently, only grocery stores, drugstores, and duly licensed supply ships operating in harbors in Lake Erie are eligible to apply for a license to sell beer for off-premises consumption.
A9037 has been assigned to the Economic Development Committee and is co-sponsored by Rep. Karl Barbenec. S7369 has been assigned to the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee and is co-sponsored by Senator Jen Metzger. We need the committee members of each chamber to pass the bill and move it to the floor for a vote.
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John Moorhead is director of the National Homebrew Competition, AHA competition organizer, and lead AHA staffer for government affairs.
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