Brewery, Bar License Bill Draws Interest
A proposed bill that deals with brewery and bar licenses in Montana is drawing a lot of interest.
The state House Business and Labor Committee heard a good deal of testimony on the proposal Friday but did not take immediate action.
House Bill 326 would allow one person to own licenses for operating a brewery and a bar.
Supporters say it would benefit brewers who want to expand production while still operating a tap room and bar owners who want to brew beer.
But opponents say it would create an unfair playing field that favors those with multiple licenses or larger breweries that are already established.