Alcohol board backs off small brewer rule change
The Boston Herald announced yesterday that the decision to change the Farmer-Brewery license requirement will not go into effect. Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman announced yesterday that the ABCC decided to eliminate the change, which would have required breweries with a farmer-brewer license to produce 50% of their grain and hops, after yesterday's meeting.
So, that is really, really good news for brewers and consumers, not to mention the economy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their article also indicates that the commission will hold a series of public hearings, so they can obtain feedback from consumers and brewers. Once I know of these hearings, I will be glad to post them here!
Take a quick look at the Herald's article!