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Brewery Bills Tabled in State House Committee

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two proposed bills that would affect Montana breweries have been stalled in a state House committee.

House Bill 326 was the result of 18 months of negotiation between organizations within the alcohol industry and would allow one person to own licenses for both a brewery and a bar.

It was opposed by some brewers and the Montana Beer and Wine Distributors Association. They instead supported House Bill 336, which would raise the production cap on breweries allowed to operate a taproom from 10,000 to 60,000 barrels per year.

However, both bills were tabled on 10-9 votes this past week by the House Business and Labor Committee.

The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/1FM6kPf ) that neither bill will be discussed for the remainder of the session unless the committee decides to take action.

Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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