State Senate Weighs Bills on Hard Cider, Alcohol at Farmers' Markets

Feb 18, 2016

Homemade hard cider in process
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New Hampshire's definition of hard cider would be expanded beyond apples, and such beverages could be served in more places under a batch of bills before the state Senate.

The Senate is voting Thursday on a bill to include fermented pear juice in the definition of cider. It's also taking up a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold and consumed in skybox seating at college sports events.

The third bill would allow the sampling of beer, wine or cider at farmers' markets.