As of September 1, 2017, breweries and distilleries can lawfully operate a food service establishment on the same premise as their manufacturing plant. Whether you see it as an opportunity or competition, Georgia restaurateurs want to know the ins and outs of the new Brewery and Distillery legislation.
No more shell games for brewers and distillers requiring the selling of tours to allow patrons to taste the latest and greatest brew or spirit. The new law allows for these businesses to engage in the limited sale of Malt Beverages and Distilled Spirits directly to consumers both for on and off-premise consumption. It also allows traditional breweries and distilleries to open a restaurant or tavern in their existing premises.