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State Beer Bill Has No Local Impact - Brevard, NC


Last updated 5/31/2017 at 7:58pm

Local craft beer brewers say that legislation limiting their production won’t affect their business like some other North Carolina beer brewers. HB500 was introduced to the General Assembly, in an attempt to raise the state limit on production to 200,000 barrels before the company is required to enter into a distribution agreement.

But lawmakers gutted the bill before it came to a vote, and two Charlotte breweries, NoDa and Olde Mecklenburg, have sued the state of North Carolina, alleging cronyism between the N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers, a distributor, and the state. The cap on barre...

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