Brewers seek another round of increases to Rhode Island taproom beer sale limits

Rhode Island breweries continue to fight for the ability to sell more beer from their taprooms for offsite consumption with two new pieces of legislation making their way through the chambers of the State House.

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Cracking the code to spot fresh beer

As I assume many people’s drinking and buying habits have changed throughout the pandemic, so have my own. In the “before times,” I purchased a good majority of my beers at the conclusion of a few rounds with friends at a taproom. Other times, I’d swing by a brewery on the way home from work. Now, with a combination of less drinking at home and far fewer trips to taprooms, I find myself popping into a local packie (or liquor store for those of you outside of New England) for a four-pack more often than I used to.

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First-rate can list available at 2019 New England Patriots home games

If you’re at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots raise banner number six (or any other home game this season), chances are you’ll notice the increased selection of local craft beers available. No longer will you have to settle for over-priced macro offerings.

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Update: RI General Assembly passes bill to increase to-go can limits

Update 3/3/21: Two new bills have recently been introduced to further increase can limits. Recap here.
Update 7/15/19: On July 15, Gov. Gina Raimondo signed 2019-S 0620 into law.

Visitors to Rhode Island breweries may soon be in for a bigger haul. Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill to increase the limit of off-premise beer sold out of taprooms and it’s now headed to the House of Representatives.

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