Bill Would Allow Small Breweries To Expand Sales

Bottle of Tusker Beer from East African Breweries.

Bottle of Tusker Beer from East African Breweries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  This is good news for Pennsylvania‘s many small breweries!

Customers can already purchase wine at some farmers markets, and they could add craft beer to their shopping lists under a proposal in the state House.

Sponsored by Rep. Dante Santoni Jr., a Reading Democrat, the bill would allow craft breweries to offer tastings and sell up to two six-packs at farmers markets and food expos.

The move could help craft brewers grow their business, Santoni said. Craft breweries are small, independent operations that produce much less beer than big-name breweries.

“It’s a niche market and it’s growing,” said Santoni, the Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee. “We’re trying to help.”

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