Are you aware of the crazy on-premise sales restrictions on Kentucky breweries? Currently, they are only able to sell the equivalent of a case of 12-ounce beers per customer (2.25 gallons). So, not the most limiting old-timey restriction that is out there (some states barely allow any on-premise sales), but think of how needlessly complex the math gets here. Or actually, don’t think, let Adam Watson, co-owner of Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, explain it in this Associated Press article:
Watson, co-owner of Against the Grain, a Louisville-based craft brewery, said the current limit causes more headaches for his brewery, which packages its beer in 16-ounce (about a half-liter) cans.
“So I can’t sell somebody a case,” he said in an interview after the House vote. “I have to pull eight cans out, and then I can sell it to them. And if they sit at the bar and have a pint while they wait, I have to pull that much more out of what they’re buying as well.
“And if somebody wants to put a keg on for their wedding or their party over the weekend, I can’t sell them that,” he added. “So I am having to turn away legitimate transactions.”
Silliness. The good news is a bill has been proposed (recently passed by the State House of Representatives) to raise this limit to the equivalent of two kegs per customer. That seems reasonable, but considering 32 other states in the Union have no limits, it’s also not unreasonable for the entire cap concept to be lifted. Actually, that same AP article reports that was the initial idea proposed in the bill but (…wait for it) this was opposed by wholesalers in the state.
Chris Davis says
Check out Montana laws.