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  311.195.  Microbrewery, defined — license, fee — retail license allowed, procedure — sale to wholesalers allowed, when — certain exemptions, when. — 1.  As used in this section, the term "microbrewery" means a business whose primary activity is the brewing and selling of beer, with an annual production of ten thousand barrels or less.

  2.  A microbrewer's license shall authorize the licensee to manufacture beer and malt liquor in quantities not to exceed ten thousand barrels per annum.  In lieu of the charges provided in section 311.180, a license fee of five dollars for each one hundred barrels or fraction thereof, up to a maximum license fee of two hundred fifty dollars, shall be paid to and collected by the director of revenue.

  3.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the holder of a microbrewer's license may apply for, and the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control may issue, a license to sell all kinds of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of the microbrewery or in close proximity to the microbrewery.  No holder of a microbrewer's license, or any employee, officer, agent, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof, shall have more than ten licenses to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises.

  4.  The holder of a microbrewer's license may also sell beer and malt liquor produced on the brewery premises to duly licensed wholesalers.  However, holders of a microbrewer's license shall not, under any circumstances, directly or indirectly, have any financial interest in any wholesaler's business, and all such sales to wholesalers shall be subject to the restrictions of sections 311.181 and 311.182.

  5.  A microbrewer who is a holder of a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises shall be exempt from the provisions of section 311.280, for such intoxicating liquor that is produced on the premises in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.  For all other intoxicating liquor sold by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises that the microbrewer possesses a license for must be obtained in accordance with section 311.280.

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(L. 1990 H.B. 1180, A.L. 1993 H.B. 63, A.L. 2003 S.B. 298 merged with S.B. 540, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132, A.L. 2016 S.B. 919)


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