|August 17, 2017 City Council Regular Meeting|
Motion to Amend Sections 6-1204 and 6-1206, and Add Sec. 6-1217, of the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance to Create Special Provisions Related to Brewers and Distillers
Earlier this year the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that amends regulations requiring breweries and distilleries to distribute their products through wholesalers. The new law, which goes into effect September 1, 2017, allows breweries and distilleries to sell directly to consumers. Brewers will also no longer be required to offer paid tours that come with limited beverage samples.
Amendments to Savannah's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance are now required to avoid conflict with State law.
The Draft Ordinance Amendments are being developed, and will be attached to this Agenda item prior to the August 17 City Council Meeting.
Jennifer Herman, Assistant City Attorney
8211-01 ABO AUG Revisions MFR (3).pdf