The brewing and distillery industries are exploding, but without new legislation, innovation and economic development could be stifled across Georgia.

Walk into any restaurant in the state, and most likely you can find a beer on the menu that was made right here in Georgia. But that hasn’t always been the case, and with current legislation on the books, some breweries may choose to move to states where the drinking – and crafting – is easy.

“Craft beer has definitely been going through a renaissance and a lot of expansion all over the country,” says Glenn Golden, owner and head brewer of Jailhouse Brewing Co. in Hampton.

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