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Changes on tap for local breweries

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Bottled up demand for locally brewed beer has craft beer drinkers lining up.

Thanks to the "Beer Jobs Bill", there are changes to the way micro breweries do business. There are 3 basic differences. Breweries will be able to sell admission to tours. They'll also be able to offer samples of their beer with that tour--up to 32 ounces. Lastly, micro breweries can include in the cost of admission, up to 72 ounces of their beer to go in a single bottle referred to as a "growler". Local brewery and distillery owners say they will no doubt profit from the changes.

"I'm now actually able to have money coming in on a daily basis rather than going from invoice to invoice," said Burnt Hickory Brewery owner Scott Hedeen.

The changes take effect just in time for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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