GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 278
Short Title: Increase Small Brewery Limits.
Representatives Speciale, Collins, Pittman, and Lambeth (Primary Sponsors).
For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.
Alcoholic Beverage Control.
March 19, 2015
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to increase the small brewery limit from twenty‑five thousand barrels to one hundred thousand barrels before the brewery must use a wholesale distributor to distribute its products.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 18B‑1104(8) reads as rewritten:
"(8) Obtain a malt beverage wholesaler permit to
sell, deliver, and ship at wholesale only malt beverages manufactured by the
brewery. The authorization of this subdivision applies to a brewery that sells,
to consumers at the brewery, to wholesalers, to retailers, and to exporters,
25,000100,000 barrels, as defined in G.S. 81A‑9,
of malt beverages produced by it per year. A brewery not exceeding the sales
quantity limitations in this subdivision may also sell the malt beverages
manufactured by the brewery at not more than three other locations in the
State, where the sale is legal, upon obtaining the appropriate permits under G.S. 18B‑1001.
A brewery operating any additional retail location pursuant to this subdivision
shall also offer for sale at that location a reasonable selection of
competitive malt beverage products."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.