Tag:NC brunch bill

  • New Bern trailing the field in Sunday alcohol sales

    New Bern has given opponents of Senate Bill 155 — teetotaling lawmakers and religious leaders — a reason to flash a crooked smile. Those who wrung their hands and told of dark times to come should North Carolina pass a law allowing 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol…

  • N.C. House passes ‘brunch bill,’ now moves to the Senate

    North Carolina distillers could begin seeing a significant boost in sales as visitors as early as this coming weekend. In a vote of 73-40, the N.C. House on Tuesday evening approved Senate Bill 155, clearing the way for N.C. craft distillers to sell five bottles to customers each year,…

  • N.C. excise tax on spirits nation’s fifth-highest

    The North Carolina excise tax on distilled spirits has risen to the fifth-highest in the country, according to recent data from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Industry experts say the news is bad for business. Consumers pay an average state excise tax of $14.66 per 750 milliliter…

  • National regulatory expert pans N.C. restrictions on craft brewers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 736: North Carolina lawmakers have been debating proposed changes in laws limiting the freedom of craft brewers to distribute their own products. It’s an issue that has attracted attention from Christopher Koopman, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.