Monday is a big day for craft beer in the Garden State. New Jersey’s Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be voting on a bill that will bring some significant changes to the craft beer business. Some of the most noted changes are:
- Allows one company to open more than two brewpubs
- Allows production breweries to sell beer for on and off premise consumption
- Allows breweries and pubs to conduct informational tastings on and off premise
- Allows brewpubs to distribute beer through wholesale network
The law in New Jersey currently prohibits the amendments listed above and are a real hindrance to the breweries in the state. Passing this bill would not only be a huge win for the breweries, but consumers alike. It would provide more opportunities to experience the craft beers New Jersey has to offer, create jobs and encourage tourism. Sounds like a win-win, right?
You can help NOW! Please email or call the members of Senate Law and Public Safety Committee by the end of this week and let them know you support this bill. This is an opportunity to directly influence the direction of craft beer in New Jersey.
Members of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
Norcross, Donald – Chair
Audubon Commons Shopping Center
130 Blackhorse Pike
Audubon, NJ 08106
Greenstein, Linda R. – Vice-Chair
7 Centre Dr.
Monroe, NJ 08831-1565
36 East Main St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Holzapfel, James W
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
Sacco, Nicholas J.
9060 Palisade Ave.
North Bergen, NJ 07047