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Tomatoes, apples and a cold brew -- California farmers market beer law OK'd
Tomatoes, apples and a cold brew -- California farmers market beer law OK'd

Craft breweries will soon be able to join winemakers in selling their wares at local farmers markets, thanks to a law just signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. When it takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, the law will allow licensed beer manufactures (sorry home brewers) to apply for permits allowing them to sell packaged beer at a certified farmers market located within the brewery’s county -- or an adjacent county. Beer manufactures with the permit can sell up to 5,000 gallons of beer annually at farmers markets, though they’ll need a separate permit for each different certified farmers market they wish to sell suds at. Selling at farmers markets is a privilege that winemakers...

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