Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 231

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 7.1-3.

Synopsis: Sale of cold microbrewery beer. Makes an exception to the law prohibiting the sale of cold beer by allowing a microbrewer to determine the temperature range at which a wholesaler, dealer, or retailer may store and sell the beer manufactured by the microbrewer, and allowing a holder of a beer dealer's permit to sell and deliver cold beer manufactured by a microbrewery if necessary to meet the microbrewer's storage and sale temperature requirements.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





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    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 231



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning alcohol and tobacco.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 7.1-3-2-7; (13)IN0231.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 7.1-3-2-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.71-2012, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. The holder of a brewer's permit or an out-of-state brewer holding either a primary source of supply permit or an out-of-state brewer's permit may do the following:
        (1) Manufacture beer.
        (2) Place beer in containers or bottles.
        (3) Transport beer.
        (4) Sell and deliver beer to a person holding a beer wholesaler's permit issued under IC 7.1-3-3.
        (5) If the brewer's brewery manufactures not more than thirty thousand (30,000) barrels of beer in a calendar year for sale or distribution within Indiana, the permit holder may do the following:
            (A) Sell and deliver beer to a person holding a retailer or a dealer permit under this title.
            (B) Be the proprietor of a restaurant.
            (C) Hold a beer retailer's permit, a wine retailer's permit, or a liquor retailer's permit for a restaurant established under clause (B).
            (D) Transfer beer directly from the brewery to the restaurant by means of:
                (i) bulk containers; or
                (ii) a continuous flow system.
            (E) Install a window between the brewery and an adjacent restaurant that allows the public and the permittee to view both premises.
            (F) Install a doorway or other opening between the brewery and an adjacent restaurant that provides the public and the permittee with access to both premises.
            (G) Sell the brewery's beer by the glass for consumption on the premises. Brewers permitted to sell beer by the glass under this clause must furnish the minimum food requirements prescribed by the commission.
            (H) Sell and deliver beer to a consumer at the permit premises of the brewer or at the residence of the consumer. The delivery to a consumer may be made only in a quantity at any one (1) time of not more than one-half (1/2) barrel, but the beer may be contained in bottles or other permissible containers.
            (I) Sell the brewery's beer as authorized by this section for carryout on Sunday in a quantity at any one (1) time of not more than five hundred seventy-six (576) ounces. A brewer's beer may be sold under this clause at any address for which the brewer holds a brewer's permit issued under this chapter if the address is located within the same city boundaries in which the beer was manufactured.
             (J) Determine the temperature range at which a beer wholesaler, dealer, or retailer may store and sell beer manufactured by the brewer.
        (6) If the brewer's brewery manufactures more than thirty thousand (30,000) barrels of beer in a calendar year for sale or distribution within Indiana, the permit holder may own a portion of the corporate stock of another brewery that:
            (A) is located in the same county as the brewer's brewery;
            (B) manufactures less than thirty thousand (30,000) barrels of beer in a calendar year; and
            (C) is the proprietor of a restaurant that operates under subdivision (5).
        (7) Provide complimentary samples of beer that are:
            (A) produced by the brewer; and
            (B) offered to consumers for consumption on the brewer's premises.
        (8) Own a portion of the corporate stock of a sports corporation that:
            (A) manages a minor league baseball stadium located in the same county as the brewer's brewery; and
            (B) holds a beer retailer's permit, a wine retailer's permit, or a liquor retailer's permit for a restaurant located in that stadium.
        (9) For beer described in IC 7.1-1-2-3(a)(4):
            (A) may allow transportation to and consumption of the beer on the licensed premises; and
            (B) may not sell, offer to sell, or allow sale of the beer on the licensed premises.
SOURCE: IC 7.1-3-5-3; (13)IN0231.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 7.1-3-5-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 3. (a) The holder of a beer dealer's permit shall be entitled to purchase beer for sale under the permit only from a permittee entitled to sell to a beer dealer under this title.
    (b) A beer dealer shall be entitled to possess beer and sell it at retail to a customer in permissible containers only.
    (c) A beer dealer may not sell beer by the drink nor for consumption on the licensed premises nor shall a beer dealer allow it to be consumed on the licensed premises.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (e), a beer dealer shall be entitled to sell beer to a customer and deliver it in permissible containers to the customer on the licensed premises, or to the customer's residence or office. A beer dealer shall not be entitled to sell and deliver beer on the street or at the curb outside the licensed premises, nor shall a beer dealer be entitled to sell beer at a place other than the licensed premises. A beer dealer shall not be entitled to sell beer and deliver beer for carry-out, or for delivery to a customer's residence or office, in a quantity that exceeds eight hundred sixty-four (864) ounces in a single transaction. However, notwithstanding IC 7.1-5-10-11, a beer dealer who is licensed pursuant to IC 7.1-3-10-4 shall be entitled to sell and deliver warm or cold beer for carry-out, or for delivery to a customer's residence, office, or a designated location in barrels or other commercial containers that do not exceed two thousand sixteen (2,016) ounces per container. This delivery may only be performed by the permit holder or an employee who holds an employee permit. The permit holder shall maintain a written record of each delivery for at least one (1) year that shows the customer's name,

location of delivery, and quantity sold.
    (e) Unless a beer dealer is a grocery store or drug store, a beer dealer may not sell or deliver alcoholic beverages or any other item through a window in the licensed premises to a patron who is outside the licensed premises. A beer dealer that is a grocery store or drug store may sell any item except alcoholic beverages through a window in the licensed premises to a patron who is outside the licensed premises.
     (f) Notwithstanding IC 7.1-5-10-11, the holder of a beer dealer's permit may, if necessary to meet a brewer's preferred temperature determination under IC 7.1-3-2-7(5)(J), sell and deliver cold beer manufactured by the brewer to customers for carry-out or for delivery to a customer's residence or office.