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Beer battle begins at the Georgia Legislature

Craft beer lovers could raise a full pint — and take another round “to go” over the counter — under a bill filed this week at the Georgia Legislature, the start of a likely contentious debate over the state's Prohibition Era ban on in-house sales by local breweries.

Dubbed the “Beer Jobs Bill” by its sponsor, state Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Smyrna, Senate Bill 63 would allow consumers to buy up to 72 ounces of beer to drink “on-premise” and up to 144 ounces to take home. In layman's terms, these are daily limits equivalent to a six-pack and a 12-pack, respectively.

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