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Minutes for HB2470 - Committee on Federal and State Affairs

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Alcoholic beverages; microbreweries; contract brewing.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Matt Sterling, Revisor of Statutes gave an overview of HB2470  regarding alcoholic beverages; microbreweries; contract brewing. (Attachment 1)

Discussion and questions ensued by Senators: Oletha Faust-Goudeau, and  Bud Estes.


Representative Francis Awerkamp, offered testimony in support of HB2470. This bill would allow one brewery to work with another brewery to make each others beer. He noted that currently if the law doesn't say you can do something, then you can't.  (Attachment 2)

Questions were asked by Senator: Oletha Faust-Goudeau.

Philip Bradley, Kansas Craft Brewers Guild, offered testimony in strong support of HB2470(Attachment 3)

Sean Willcott, Willcott Brewing, spoke in favor of HB2470 noting that it would add value to the industry. Currently contract brewing is not legal in Kansas. (Attachment 4)

Discussion and questions ensued by Senators:  Oletha Faust-Goudeau, and Bud Estes.


There were no opponents.


Debbi Beavers, Director of Alcohol Beverage Control, Department of Revenue, gave testimony on HB2470 from a neutral standpoint.  (Attachment 5)

Questions were asked and comments made by Senator Caryn Tyson.

Chair Bud Estes closed the hearing on HB2470.