Growler Distributors Can Now Sell Wine

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Updated: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:16:54 EST

Growlers can hold a 32 or 64 ounce beverage.

They are some what old school, but their emergence in Macon is new. It's pretty much beer-to-go.

Macon-Bibb Commissioners added wine to the list of drinks that can be sold at growler locations at their Tuesday night meeting.

The ordinance will permit the sale of wine and malt beverages for consumption on the premises of an establishment licensed for the sale of growlers.

This means distributors can sell a wider variety of drinks on their premises. Last month, Commissioners approved an ordinance allowing merchants to purchase beer in a growler and drink it on site rather than having to take it home.

Commissioner Al Tillman says, it will be good for the County's tax revenues. " I think that business will be happy and we'll be able to get more tax revenues and we can help a business at once. Hopefully it will encourage other businesses and folks to be a little bit creative and bring more business to us, that we're a city that's opening up to more entrepreneurs and opportunities throughout our community," Tillman says.

The ordinance is effective immediately. 

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