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Poll finds majority of Hoosiers support looser alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fight over Indiana’s alcohol laws continued Monday when the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association revealed results of a poll indicating most Hoosiers favor looser alcohol laws. Between May 8-11 pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates surveyed 600 Hoosiers. The survey asked people their opinions on various alcohol related topics such as […]

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Court upholds Indiana law limiting chilled beer sales

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chilled beer won’t be sold at Hoosier grocery stores, convenience stores or big-box stores anytime soon. “Unfortunately, Hoosiers are left with no choice but to patronize liquor stores to purchase their cold beer,” Scot Imus, executive director of Indiana Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association, said in a statement. “We […]

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New law: Wine and beer to be sold at a single counter

By Max Bomber TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Beginning July 1, buying wine and beer at different counters at wineries and breweries will be an inconvenience of the past. Winery and brewery fans will now be allowed to purchase a variety of alcoholic drinks at the same bar in the building the process happens. “This bill was made […]

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Bill lets Sun King, other small brewers produce more beer

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sun King and other Indiana beer makers could produce more barrels while remaining small breweries under a bill the House Public Policy Committee passed on Wednesday. Senate Bill 297, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, changes the maximum number of barrels that a small brewery can produce in a […]

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Bill loosens rules for combined wineries, distilleries & breweries

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Combined distilleries, microbreweries, and farm wineries are one step closer to selling their alcohol from the same serving area after a bill passed the Indiana House on Tuesday. House Bill 1053, authored by Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, removes a literal wall between a microbrewery, farm winery, and artisan distillery. […]

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Committee tackles alcohol bills

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Combined wineries, distillers and brewers could take down the walls between their sales floors under legislation the House Public Policy Committee passed unanimously Wednesday. House Bill 1053 now moves to the full House for consideration. The bill is among several alcohol distribution bills the committee considered Wednesday but it […]

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Explore: Inside look at Bloomington Breweries

Brewery tours of Bloomington Brewing Company and Upland Brewing Company. Location: Bloomington, Ind. Activities: Tours, eating, drinking craft beer Websites: Bloomington Brewing Company: www.bloomingtonbrew.com Upland Brewing Company: www.uplandbeer.com Price: Free Tips: Call ahead of time to schedule a tour with each location. Ask to try some of their brews. Bring a designated driver just in […]

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Convenience stores to appeal cold beer rulings

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Convenience store owners announced Tuesday they will appeal state and federal court rulings that upheld a state law limiting cold beer sales to liquor stores. “Hoosiers are tired of paying the surcharges that apply to cold beer and are sick of having limited choices of where to buy cold […]

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Upland Brewing wins fourth consecutive Best of Show at state fair contest

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Upland Brewing Company swept this past weekend’s awards in the professional division at the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup competition. The Bloomington-based brewery was named Indiana Brewery of the Year and Grand Champion Brewery of the Year. It also won Best of Show in the professional division for its […]

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Federal judge upholds state’s cold beer law

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A U.S. District Court judge has upheld a state law that prohibits convenience stores from selling cold beer to its customers. But the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association – which brought the suit – said it will continue to fight to change the law. The group did […]

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