Tenant Brewer Bill

The Press Herald reports that the state legislature is considering a bill that would enable brewers to lease excess production capacity to up to 9 tenant brewers.

Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, has introduced a bill that would allow large breweries with excess production capacity to form tenant agreements with as many as nine smaller beer companies to lease brewing time on their equipment – large brewers can host only one tenant brewery now. The arrangements would lower overhead costs for host brewers and reduce taxes for tenants.