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Massachusetts Backs Off Brewer Rule

Massachusetts is backing of the farmer-brewery enforcement from the time being.  The state treasurer Steven Grossman said Monday that he will eliminate the rules change, and hold a public forum for comments from brewers, breweries and the general public.

The rule would have forced breweries in the state of Massachusetts to grow at least 50% of the grain they will use in brewing, or apply for a more expensive (and prohibitive) license.  Idle Hands Brewing made an appeal to the public last week after the Massachusetts Alcohol Board denied their farmer-brewery status. [BostonHerald via @NotchSession]