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SC Brewery Law

A new law in South Carolina will help breweries compete with restaurants.

The "Stone Bill" as it was nicknamed was aimed at bringing Stone Brewing Company's proposed East Coast distribution center to South Carolina. Stone has since announced SC is out of the running, but the law changes will still help local breweries already here, and those that may start.

"Being able to offer food, opens possibilities even more, makes breweries in the state that much of destination," says Will McCameron, president of Brewery 85, a 6-month-old brewery in Greenville.

The law is the second in two years to help breweries. Last year's Pint Law allowed breweries to actually sell beer on premises. "Now we're actually allowed to sell beer on site, which as I said helps our overhead," says McCameron.

Brewery 85 plans to open a restaurant on site, but it may be a few years before that's possible due to growth and capital requirements. "We're really big supporters of local food truck community, wanna continue to support them, but like I said we'd absolutely love to future construction to have restaurant here, it's nice to have that option," says McCameron.

By: Evan Donovan
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