Subcommittee discusses distillery legislation

April 9, 2015

A subcommittee met Wednesday to discuss House Study Bill 233, which proposes changes to the laws affecting micro-distilleries in Iowa. The bill proposes three changes:

Allow distilleries to sell beverages by the glass that are made with their product 

Remove the current sales limit on distilleries of two bottles of product per person per day

Remove the current production limit on distilleries of 50,000 gallons per year

In Iowa, breweries and wineries do not face any of these limits. The bill would level the playing field for distilleries while promoting job creation and tourism in the state.