Microbreweries provision pulled from Nebraska alcohol bill

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 10:27:16-04

A measure criticized as harmful to Nebraska's craft breweries has been defeated in the legislature.

Lawmakers voted 30-4 Wednesday to strip the plan out a larger alcohol bill.

It would have mandated that beer, produced by microbreweries, first go to a distributor's warehouse before it gets shipped to liquor stores, groceries and other outlets.

Craft brewers say it would have stifled an industry that has flourished throughout Nebraska.