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ND bill would allow for breweries to self distribute

ND Senate Bill 2284 was submitted and has the brewers and beer distributors talking, and so far they all seem to like the bill which is encouraging.  The bill would create a brewer taproom license that would let companies produce up to 25,000 barrels of beer a year and also let the brewer distribute up to 10,000 barrels themselves using their own staff and equipment to retailers within 150 miles of the brewery.  The ND Beer Distributors Association seems to be in favor of the bill as their spokesperson indicates that the bill helps the new and smaller breweries who once they grow, will then need the help of the distributors.

FMBeer.com will definitely follow the progress of this bill as will the breweries in the state and when the time comes to contact your local representatives, you will find that information here.

Text of ND SB 2285 – link

Bismarck Tribune article with audio clips – link

BusinessWeek article – link

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I drank my share of pale lagers back in college in the 80's but I always wanted to try more, often drinking the 'dark' versions of beer as that was the only interesting thing on tap. I got into homebrewing in the early 90's meeting a lot of great people and then really started learning about beer and how to judge it. Then into the 00's I started branching out with beer and started to deal with beer education and paring beer with food which I did with some restaurants, even beating out wine in a beer vs. wine dinner. I don't try and push beer on people but if they ask questions and really want to listen, I can talk for hours about the subject. Now we come to today, and beer scene in the Fargo / Moorhead area and North Dakota is starting to boom. FMBeer was created with the help of MNBeer.com so people in the F/M area have a single place where they can find out more about good beer, from a calendar of events to lists of local breweries and bars. FMBeer is also a place to learn more about craft beer for those just branching out and a resource to come back to.