Visit any winery in Georgia and you’re free to purchase a bottle of vino to go. But should you want a fifth of white lightning after touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, owner Cheryl Wood has some bad news: Find a liquor store.
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Snapshot of the alcohol-related bills under consideration
HB 314: Introduced by Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, the bill would allow brewpubs to sell their beer - up to one case per person per day - for off-site consumption.
HB 137: Backed by Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, it would allow Georgians to include and ship wine in retail gift baskets.
SB 174: Sponsored by State Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, the bill is companion to HB 314 and would allow brewpubs to sell beer for off-site consumption.
HB 99: Introduced by Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, the bill stipulates the quantity of beer one is allowed to produce at home and would allow homebrewers to transport their beer to special events under specific conditions.
HB 185: Led by Rep. Rusty Kidd, R-Milledgeville, distillers would be allowed to directly sell two liters of distilled spirits to one customer per day.