Come out to the Wayne County Fairgrounds for Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Friday. The event will be held in the Commercial Building.

Lawmakers Looking To Help Microbreweries In Nebraska

Posted: 15 July, 2013

LINCOLN (AP) – Small, independent beer breweries could have an easier time gaining a foothold in Nebraska if some lawmakers have their way.  Three state lawmakers have introduced a legislative study to see what the state can do to help craft breweries expand.  The study will examine whether self-distribution could help startup breweries succeed. It also will examine how they’re taxed relative to larger brewers.  Last year, Nebraska passed a law that doubles the production limit of microbreweries to 20,000 barrels of beer per year. One barrel contains 31 gallons, or about two kegs of beer.



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