Residents of Arizona will have more options for taking home their favorite brews starting in August. A new state law will allow businesses with liquor licenses like stores, restaurants and bars to sell beer in take-home growlers.
The new law would mean breweries like Flagstaff Brewing Co., Four Peaks Brewing Co., Oak Creek Brewing Co., and Beaver Street Brewery & Whistlestop Cafe and dozens of others will be able to sell their beers from stores and bars on tap, which would allow customers to fill growlers with their favorite brewery’s beers. Before the law changed this year only brewpubs were allowed to partake in this kind of sale and only with their own beers.
The Republic reports that in 2011 the craft beer industry had a total economic impact of $278 million on the local economy, and those numbers will likely improve even more with the passing of this new legislation.