Brewing Trouble: Breckenridge May Move To East Coast
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
With Colorado's legislative session slated to wrap up Wednesday at midnight, the crush is on for lawmakers to act. Of the handful of highly anticipated bills this year, most eyeballs now rest on Senate Bill 2, the civil unions bill Hickenlooper may even call a special session for, if needed.
Less noticed, but worthy of our attention, is the fate of House Bill 12-1347. Rep. Jim Kerr (R-Littleton) introduced the bill earlier this session to raise the brewpub production cap to 300,000 barrels per year. Currently, licensed brewpubs cannot produce more than 60,000 barrels per year.
Unfortunately for Breckenridge Brewing, which expects to hit 60,000 barrels of production this year, HB 1347 is unlikely to even see debate on the House floor, though it had unanimously passed out of committee several weeks prior. The Denver Business Journal reports Steve Findley, executive director of the Colorado Beer Distributors Association (CBDA), a lobbying group that opposed the legisla...
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