The Lilburn City Council voted recently to expand the city’s alcohol ordinance to accommodate distillery and brewery operations. The move, meant to better comply with new state law, creates a distillery license and a brewery license.
The revised code limits the production of distilled spirits to 5,000 barrels and/or 3,000 barrels of malt beverages per year. A barrel means 53 gallons for distilled spirits and 31 gallons for malt beverages.
The city currently has one distillery, Hope Springs Distillery, at 4839 Railroad Ave.