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Wed April 16, 2014
Beer, Wine Bills Backed By R.I. Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry
Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party. A few bills under consideration in the General Assembly aim to change that. If passed, the bills would give farmers, who grow crops for beer production, special licenses to sell their craft beers at their farms and at farmer’s markets. These bills are pitting local farmers against the local liquor industry.