Burr & Forman Partner Melinda Sellers Recently Featured in an Article on AL.com about a Newly Proposed Alabama Bill for the Beer Industry

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In an article published on Feb. 19, 2016, Birmingham-based Partner, Melinda Sellers, provides insight on a proposed bill that would allow Alabama brewers to sell beer directly to customers for off-premise consumption.

Senate Bill 211/House Bill 176 were introduced to lawmakers last week and mirror recommendations presented by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission. The bill introduces many recommendations, including allowing small brewers and brewpubs that produce less than 60,000 barrels of beer per year to sell up to 288 ounces in bottles, cans or growlers. This is the first time that virtually everyone in the industry is on board - from brewers to the Alcoholic Beverage Committee (ABC) to wholesalers to retailers. "I'm glad that we're not in a state where one side is strong holding the other or that the bill is heavily opposed by some group," said Sellers. She explains that passing the bill would have a positive impact on the industry. To-go sales would boost the state's tourism industry and allow breweries to grow their brands.

Click for the full article titled "Beer to-go in Alabama? Bill Would Allow Brewers to Sell Directly to Consumers."


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