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File #: 34287    Version: 1 Name: Growler
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2014 In control: ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 7/1/2014 Final action: 7/1/2014
Enactment date: 7/11/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00116
Title: Amending 38.03(2)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the requirement that fermented malt beverages in hand-capped or sealed containers must be manufactured on the premises.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. #18 registrations.pdf
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact is anticipated.
Title
Amending 38.03(2)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the requirement that fermented malt beverages in hand-capped or sealed containers must be manufactured on the premises.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Wis. Stat. § 125.26 authorizes Class "B" establishments to sell fermented malt beverages for either on or off premises consumption. Wis. Stat. § 125.26 does not require manufacture of fermented malt beverages on premise in order for such beverages to be sold for off premises consumption in a hand-capped or sealed container, which is known in the industry as a "growler." This amendment will allow Class "B" establishments to sell growlers containing tap beer on sale at the premises regardless of whether the establishment manufactures the tap beer on premises.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Subdivision (a) of Subsection (2) entitled "Class B Licenses" of Section 38.03 entitled "License Classifications" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"(a)      A Class "B" license authorizes retail sales of fermented malt beverages to be consumed either on the premises where sold or off the premises, provided that only fermented malt beverages in original packages or container and fermented malt beverages manufactured on the premises and in hand-capped or sealed containers may be removed from the premises where sold."