Fix The Beer Cap, the group lobbying the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of high-gravity beer brewers, announced Friday night on Facebook that amendments to both the House and Senate versions of the Wine in Grocery Stores bill will be introduced and heard by committees in both bodies on Tuesday morning.
The amendments would allow high-gravity beer (that's beer with alcohol by weight over 5 percent) to be sold in grocery stores when those stores can sell wine, FBC's Facebook post stated. The amendments would also raise the 5 percent cap on beer after that, and allow brewers to make high-gravity beer with a standard brewers' license.
We reached out to Saw Works Brewing Company for their take on the amendments, and will update this post when they respond.
The House bill (HB 47) will be heard Tuesday at 9 a.m. Central Time (that's 10 a.m. here), and the Senate bill (SB 289) will be heard at 10:30 CT (11:30 EST).