The craft beer industry’s growing pains continue, this time in the form of distribution constraints that are choking potential sales for Sun King Brewing. RTV 6 in Indiana reported on a piece of proposed legislation influenced by Sun King Brewing and 3 Floyds Brewing Co. that would seek to increase the limit on microbrewery sales. RTV6 explains:
A pair of proposals would double the current limit from 30,000 to 60,000 barrels. … Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is proposing to raise the bar even higher to 90,000 barrels.
State distribution challenges are increasing in the booming craft beer industry, from microbrewery cases like this to growler sales battles in Arizona and on-premise sales of six packs and pints in Georgia breweries. If you’re fighting a regulation battle in your state, be sure to check out our regulation and legislation craft beer case files that might provide some leads on legal precedence across the country.