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SB 2284 Brewer Taproom License bill signed by the Governor

On March 21st, ND Governor Dalrymple signed SB 2284, the Brewer Taproom License bill, into law.  Breweries with this license producing up to 25,000 barrels of beer a year can have a taproom and sell their beer for on-site consumption, distribute their beer with their own equipment throughout the state if they want and not use a distributor, and they can sell the beers they make off-sale at the brewery for people to take home and drink at home.

Some sources predict a large boom in breweries starting up with this bill.  We will have to see what happens.  These changes should certainly help start up breweries so they can avoid middlemen like distributors when they are small and then use those extra dollars to survive until they are established enough to naturally need the help of distributors and middlemen as they expand.

About Dean

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.