Labour TD Alan Kelly speaks about the party’s Craft Brewers Bill at Leinster House.
From the Explanatory Memorandum of the Bill…
Many distilleries and breweries, including micro-breweries, are tourist attractions and welcome visitors on guided tours. Under the Licencing Acts, however, unless the owners acquire a pub licence or an off-licence, it is not possible to sell those visitors the product that is made on the premises.
The purpose of this short Bill is to rectify that situation by permitting the sale by distilleries and breweries of their own product to tourists and other visitors. The Bill also covers the making of cider and perry.
Read the Bill in full here
Pic: John Whelan