Bill to Allow Sales at the Brewery, 2008:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess117_2007-2008/bills/4675.htm

This bill concerns on-premise tastings at breweries, as well as the sale of beer directly from the brewery.

Why should this bill pass?

* Allows retail sales directly at the brewery. Freshness, supports local economy, environmentally conscious, encourages more craft breweries in SC. This includes growler sales and bottles direct from the brewery!

* Tastings and Tours! Encourages education of beer, direct marketing for the brewery and again supports local economy and encourages community.

* All of this is more tax revenue for our state (as more beer is sold)!

Former ABV Cap Law Changed in 2007:
The final bill:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/query.exe?first=DOC&querytext=3218&category=Legislation&session=117&conid=3664427&result_pos=0&keyval=1173218

As of May 2, 2007, SC changed the law that limited beers to under 5% ABW to 14% ABW.