Bill allowing more tastings of Alltech's Kentucky beers clears House

lblackford@herald-leader.comFebruary 26, 2013 

Bottles are cleaned, filled and capped on the bottling line at Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distillery Co. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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A bill aimed at helping Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company in downtown Lexington won approval Tuesday from the state House on a 67 to 26 vote.

House Bill 315 would allow malt brewers to obtain a license for tasting tours. Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, said Alltech's beer production, particularly its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, has grown too large to qualify for a tasting permit.

The bill would allow Alltech to apply for a souvenir malt beverage license. Patrons would be limited to 16 ounces of beer per day.

The measure now moves to the Senate.

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