The Hawkeye state finally has something to celebrate. Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that removes the cap on the amount of alcohol Iowa distilleries may produce. The bill also lets smaller craft distilleries sell up to nine liters of alcohol to customers at their local locations. The larger distilleries have already been allowed to sell that amount to customers for some time.
“The bill does several things to enhance Iowa’s licensing and permitting processes for alcohol distributors. It creates Sunday sales parity for all retail license and alcohol permits and it simplifies the permitting process for non-profit organizations applying for licenses for events,” Reynolds said. “…Finally, the bill – which I love — will help quickly modernize the outdated process for applying for, renewing and paying for licenses.”
Finally, Iowa distillers can compete with other states for the booming billion-dollar industry of bourbon.
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