liquor sales http://kmuw.org en Bill Doubles The Limit A Kansas Microbrewery Can Manufacture Each Year http://kmuw.org/post/bill-doubles-limit-kansas-microbrewery-can-manufacture-each-year <p>State lawmakers are trying to help Kansas microbreweries by increasing the amount of beer they can make each year.</p><p>The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that raises the limit on microbrewery manufacturing--from 15,000 barrels to 30,000 barrels of beer a year.</p><p>The Senate's 40-0 vote sends the measure to the House.</p><p>Kansas has four microbreweries, and backers of the bill have said at least two of them are approaching the production limits.</p><p>Supporters also believe increasing the limit will encourage the growth of the state's craft-brewing industry.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:03:32 +0000 Associated Press 31427 at http://kmuw.org House Committee Chairman Marvin Kleeb Unveils Plan To Expand Liquor Sales http://kmuw.org/post/house-committee-chairman-marvin-kleeb-unveils-plan-expand-liquor-sales <p>A Kansas House committee chairman has outlined a proposal for phasing in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor in grocery and convenience stores.</p><p>Chairman Marvin Kleeb unveiled his proposal on Thursday during a meeting of his Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee.</p><p>The panel is considering a bill to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer, wine and liquor by July 2024.</p><p>Kleeb's plan also phases in such sales by July 2024, but contains additional provisions to prevent existing liquor store owners from losing business before then.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:40:17 +0000 Associated Press 31147 at http://kmuw.org Under A New Bill, You Could Buy Wine At Your Grocery Store http://kmuw.org/post/under-new-bill-you-could-buy-wine-your-grocery-store <p>A Kansas House committee will soon consider a proposal to phase in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor at grocery and convenience stores.</p><p>The measure allows liquor store owners to sell their licenses to other retailers in the same county, starting in July of 2015.</p><p>Kansas currently permits groceries and convenience stores to sell only weak "3-2" beer. The bill would let them start selling stronger beer in 2017, wine by 2020, and liquor by 2024.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:58:23 +0000 Associated Press 31096 at http://kmuw.org Salina Liquor Stores Will Soon Sell On Sundays http://kmuw.org/post/salina-liquor-stores-will-soon-sell-sundays <p>City commissioners in Salina have voted to allow sales of packaged liquor on Sundays and three designated holidays.<br><br>Monday's unanimous vote clears the way for the new ordinance to take effect in 61 days, unless a petition is filed to block it.<br><br>The petition would have to be signed by 25 percent of the registered voters who participated in the most recent city election.<br><br>Salina businesses will be able to sell packaged retail liquor between noon and 8 p.m. on Sundays and on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:31:20 +0000 Associated Press 18286 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Liquor Store Owners Oppose Bill That Would Expand Sales http://kmuw.org/post/kan-liquor-store-owners-oppose-bill-would-expand-sales <p>A proposed change to Kansas alcohol laws would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and liquor. Currently, wine and spirits are only available at dedicated liquor stores.</p><p>A House committee heard from supporters and opponents of the bill Thursday.</p><p>The committee room was packed with people interested in the bill, including Jon McCormick with the Kansas Food Dealers Association. McCormick told legislators that current laws cause some Kansans to drive across the state line to buy alcohol.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:55:28 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13863 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Liquor Store Owners Oppose Bill That Would Expand Sales Top Morning News 3.08.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-30813 <p><em>Bill would allow liquor sales in groceries and convenience stores; Bill would bar clinics affiliated with abortion from having a relationship with public schools; Daylight saving time means change your clocks, and batteries.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. Liquor Store Owners Oppose Bill That Would Expand Sales</strong></p><p>A proposed change to Kansas alcohol laws would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and liquor. Currently, wine and spirits are only available at dedicated liquor stores.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:23:19 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13865 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.08.13