Texas Craft Distillers Get a Bill

Effective September 1, 2013, a Texas distillery in a wet area may sell spirits it manufactures to consumers if the following are met:for consumption on the licensed premises (up to 3,000 gallons annually) andfor consumption off the premisesin unbroken packages containing no more than 750 ml; in a bottlebearing a notice that says the bottle is commemorative, states the month and year the bottle is sold and is signed by an agent/employee of the permit holder;up to 3,500 gallons annually; andno more than two 750 ml bottles or the equivalent to the same consumer in a 30-day period.

The hours of sale for on-premise consumption are the same as a mixed beverage permit; hours of sale for off-premise consumption are the same as a package store permit. Also, the distillery may not ship or deliver the product, and a patron may not purchase product as an agent for another person.

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