Montana Growler Fill Bill Becomes Law

As reported by the Montana Brewers Association, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed into law Senate Bill 203, marking a bit of good news for craft beer coming out of the 2011 Montana Legislature.  Senate Bill 203 made it clear that non-brewery locations licensed to serve beer for on-premise consumption can fill growlers for patrons to take for off-premise consumption.  The practice was called into question in 2010 when the Montana Department of Revenue determined it did not comply with Montana law.

Thanks go out to Senator Ryan Zinke who carried the bill as its sponsor, the Montana Brewers Association for its support, and many others who spoke in favor and contacted their home legislators.