SF 230 – Manufacturers of native distilled spirits, beer, wine
SF 230 relates to the authority of manufacturers of beer and native distilled spirits (Iowa Code Chapter 123). It amends the section concerning native distilleries by allowing a manufacturer of native distilled spirits to be issued a class “C” native distilled spirits liquor-control license, regardless of whether the manufacturer is also a manufacturer of beer; amends the section concerning limitations on business interests to provide that a manufacturer of beer may be granted one class “B” beer permit to sell beer at retail for consumption on or off the premises of the manufacturing facility regardless of whether the manufacturer also makes native distilled spirits; and amends the section concerning keeping liquor where beer is sold to allow liquor for beverage purposes to be used or kept at a premises for which both a class “B” beer permit and class “A” native distilled spirits license have been issued. The proposal was initiated by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division has no objections to the legislation, noting that it offers parity for breweries and does not change the state’s three-tier system. A House amendment adds language to allow native wine manufacturers to hold similar multiple licenses/permits. Native wineries could sell beer for on- premises consumption or for carry-out sales, and wine and beer could be stored on premises where a native winery has a permit to sell beer. The House passed SF 230 on a vote of 97-2.
[4/15: Concur, 49-1 (No: Costello)]