- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Doug Ducey plans to sign a bill allowing microbreweries to keep running their restaurants even as they grow into large beer producers at a Tempe brew pub.

Ducey’s spokesman says he plans to sign Senate Bill 1030 at Four Peaks Brewery Tuesday evening.

The legislation by Republican Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City passed the Legislature with just one dissenting vote.

The compromise bill allows companies to keep their microbrewery license until they produce 6.2 million gallons of beer a year, six times the amount currently allowed. It also allows them to have up to seven bar or restaurant locations.

The bill was one of the more contentious this session, pitting powerful business interests against each other.



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