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Iowa distilleries looking forward to liquor law change

Iowa distilleries looks forward to liquor law change

The Senate cleared a change to Iowa’s liquor laws on Monday, which caused celebration at small distilleries like Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery in Swisher.

The legislation would increase the number of bottles a distillery could sell to customers and the amount if spirits can produce. It will also allow distilleries to sell their spirits by the glass.

Cedar Ridge have advocated for the legislation to pass for the past four years. Now the distillery is making some adjustments just in time for the change.

“We are changing our bar to make it a little bit more cocktail and drink service oriented friendly,” said Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery general manager Jamie Siefken.“We’ll have some taps from local beers. We’re gonna focus on our wines and award winning spirits.”

If the bill is signed, the new law would go into effect July 1.

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