Better Georgia

Support New Jobs in Georgia's Craft Beer Industry

Tell your lawmakers to update Georgia’s antiquated, Prohibition-era laws and allow local Georgia craft brewers like SweetWater, Terrapin, Creature Comforts, Monday Night Brewing and Southbound Brewery to sell their beer to brewery visitors.

"Georgia lawmakers: We respectfully urge you to support Georgia’s craft brewers by allowing them to sell their beer to brewery visitors. Updating Georgia’s antiquated, Prohibition-era laws will help small businesses succeed, create new jobs and encourage growth in Georgia’s craft brewery industry."

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    Georgia’s outdated law preventing local craft brewers from selling their product to brewery visitors is hurting Georgia’s fledgling craft brewing industry. The restrictive law -- a remnant of the Prohibition era -- is still on the books in only four other U.S. states.

    Modernizing state laws to allow our craft brewers to sell directly to brewery visitors will:

    • Support small businesses

    • Create jobs in Georgia

    • Encourage new small business start-ups

    • Attract out-of-state craft brewers to Georgia
    Currently, only about 2.2 million of the 6.2 million cases of craft beer Georgians drink each year are actually made by the Peach State’s 34 craft brewers. Giving Georgia’s craft brewers the ability to earn extra revenue will allow the companies to reinvest in their business and in the local economy.
     
    Georgia winemakers are allowed to sell wine directly to vineyard visitors, so the same freedom should apply to Georgia’s brewers. Updating Georgia’s brewery laws will help small businesses and the communities they serve.