Amendments in Iowa Law Help in Expanding Craft Beer Industry
Even one year back the craft beer fans could buy Backpocket Brewing's Slingshot lager beer in Davenport or Bettendorf. However, just across the Mississippi River, on the side where Illinois lies, no beer from Coralville-based Backpocket was available.
Now with a change in the state regulations last year, things have become for Iowa breweries as they can now sell brews outside the state. The Backpocket beers are available for sale now in Rock Island and Moline.
The brewery has got new options to trap newer markets. In 2014, it produced 8,000 barrels of beer or 248,000 gallons but has capability to produce more.
The brewery is also looking into options to grow their distribution network further into Illinois along with other states. The company has hired a second sales and marketing staff member who will only focus on these possibilities.
Rob Strutt its warehouse manager said, "Obviously the more markets you have the better. It definitely does have an impact on how we're operating going into 2016."
Iowa legislators of late have been changing rules to help brewers quench the thirst of the growing number of consumers for craft beers.
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