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Reynolds approves law that may expand variety of alcohol produced in Iowa

Decorah, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds stopped at an award-winning brewery in Decorah Tuesday for a ceremony to approve a law that will likely expand the variety of alcoholic beverages produced in the state.

Chris Berg has more of our expanded coverage.

The new law, which takes effect July 1st, lets state-licensed beer makers, wineries and distilleries get another license to make another kind of alcohol.

 

Clark Lewey, founder of Toppling Goliath, says it means “job growth” for the state.

 

According to the Iowa Brewers Guide, craft beer is being brewed at 80 different locations in the state today. There are more than 100 commercial wineries and, according to a state report, there are 10 Iowa businesses making vodka, whiskey, rye and other alcoholic spirits.

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