August 3, 2017
Wisconsin's Tavern League said
Tuesday it will fight a Republican bill that would loosen the state's
liquor laws for craft brewers, wineries and distilleries.
sponsored by Rep. Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel, would significantly roll
back limitations on liquor manufacturers, wineries, craft brewers and
distillers, by allowing them to serve and sell each other's products.
The current limitations are in place as a part of the state's three-tier
system, a framework of laws outlining how alcohol manufacturers,
distributors and retailers can operate.
Madland, executive director of the Wisconsin Tavern League, said the
proposal dismantles the three-tier system and hurts mom and pop taverns.