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File #: 33535    Version: 1 Name: Brewpub definition
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2014 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/6/2014 Final action: 5/6/2014
Enactment date: 5/15/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00094
Title: Amending Sec. 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the definition of Brewpub in order to allow the manufacture of up to 10,000 barrels of fermented malt beverages per year on premises and to allow the machine-capping of containers.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick
Attachments: 1. Staff Comments.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Sec. 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the definition of Brewpub in order to allow the manufacture of up to 10,000 barrels of fermented malt beverages per year on premises and to allow the machine-capping of containers.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Currently, brewpubs in Madison may not produce more than 5,000 barrels of fermented malt beverages per year and are prohibited from machine-capping containers.  However, Wis. Stat. ยง 125.295(1), which governs the issuance of brewpub permits, allows the production of up to 10,000 barrels of fermented malt beverages per year and does not prohibit machine-capping of containers.  Therefore, this ordinance changes the definition of brewpub contained in Sec. 28.211 to be consistent with state law.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Subsection entitled "Brewpub" of Section 28.211 entitled "Definitions" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended by amending herein the following:
"Brewpub.  An establishment which manufactures up to five ten thousand (5,00010,000) barrels of fermented malt beverages per calendar year on premises for either consumption either on premises, or off premises in hand-capped, machine-capped or sealed containers in quantities up to one-half barrel or 15-1/2 gallons sold directly to the consumer.  May include food sales."