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@chainsawtoothbrush: the point of this bill is to allow breweries to sell a limited amount of beer direct to customers at their brewery. You can't currently go to a GA brewery and actually buy any beer, which cuts off a potentially large revenue stream for a small brewery (by the time the beer has passed through the distributor and a retailer, the brewery actually doesn't make much money on that growler you just spent $15 on). The foreign conglomerates AB-Inbev and SABMiller (owners of Bud, Miller, Coors, and hundreds of other brands) are fighting it because they will do whatever they can to crush craft breweries. That means you need to contact your rep because you can be assured that they will.
I see people disliking GABeerGuy's post, but he's not completely wrong. As of not very long ago, July was still a possible but optimistic guess. However, fall is more likely if things continue as smoothly as they are now, but it's possible it will be closer to the end of the year or early next year. There are lots of variables. Waits for equipment aren't nearly as long now as they were a year ago though (3-4 months from my supplier). Follow us and watch our progress.
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