Will Jerry Brown Allow Californians to Taste Beer?

on 16/07/11 at 10:09 am

Beer

File this under: Good news that it’s happening. Bad news that it’s stuff like this wot counts as a victory for freedom in 2011.

California’s state senate has voted unanimously to reclassify breweries under the same regulatory apparatus that now applies to wineries with tasting rooms. This would allow brewers to open foodless tasting rooms and avoid restaurant-level regulation. Golden State Liberty hips us to this coverage by Michael Gardner in the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Current law bars breweries from opening a tasting room unless the facility meets all of the more-stringent health and safety codes that govern restaurants and food production facilities. Those include cleaning equipment, certain types of flooring, sinks, paint, plumbing and other measures.

{FULL STORY via reason.com}

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