- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island House has passed a bill that would raise the limit on how much beer can be sold to customers visiting breweries.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1YIKbuv ) that the legislation passed the House on Thursday and now moves to the Senate.

Breweries have been pushing to overhaul restrictions that allow visitors to drink only samples on site and buy up to 72 ounces - about 4.5 pints - to take home.

The bill passed Thursday is a compromise that would allow breweries to serve 72 ounces of their beer to customers on the spot and sell a case to take home.

Liquor stores and wholesalers supported the bill.

Proclamation Ale Company in South Kingstown prefers no limits but says it’s a step in the right direction.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


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