Bill would allow brewpubs, distilleries to stay open later

A bill overhauling Alaska’s alcohol laws passed out of the Senate without opposition on Feb. 8, heading to the House where amendments are expected.

The bill creates new license types for businesses that sell alcohol such as breweries and wineries and extends the activities those businesses can engage in. Tasting rooms at breweries and distilleries could, if the bill passes, stay open two hours later, closing at 10 p.m., and the businesses could hold classes or fundraising events.

Senate Bill 9 is the result of nine years of effort by Soldotna Sen. Peter Micciche, the current Senate president....


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