Craft beer law changes sought

Ponca City Now - December 9, 2014 6:59 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A group wants to make Oklahoma’s laws for craft beer the same as state laws for wineries.

Heather Sams of the League of Oklahomans for Change in Alcohol Laws, or LOCAL, says there’s several breweries that are restricted by regulations not imposed on other businesses like wineries.

The Journal Record reports the group wants breweries to be able to sell their whole beer portfolios from the tap. They also want liquor stores to be able to sell alcohol mixers, cheeses and other food pairings.

LOCAL is run by 10 craft beer enthusiasts, with another 40 people as members. The organization’s leader, Kevin Hall, says it plans to hire a lobbyist to present the issues to state lawmakers.

 

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