Beer to-go bill passes Alabama House of Representatives

House Bill 176 passed Tuesday 68-17, with three abstaining from voting. It still needs to pass the Senate.

If passed, the law would:

Allow breweries that make less than 60,000 barrels per year to directly sell up to 288 ounces of its beer per customer per day for off-premises consumption.
Allow breweries to deliver up to two donated kegs of its beer to a licensed charity event.
No longer require brewpubs to open only in historic buildings, historic districts or economically distressed areas.
Currently, breweries can only sell beer for off-premises consumption through a licensed wholesaler.