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.