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Montana Tavern Association

Layoffs amid growth at Fleetwood Gaming

Jon Dehler, the owner of Fleetwood Gaming Inc., said he has laid off seven of his Billings employees while he is finalizing a contract with an Australian company to expand his business.

May 03, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…
Legislative panel rejects anti-brewery bill

Legislative panel rejects anti-brewery bill

HELENA — The Legislature is rejecting a measure backed by tavern owners that would restrict brewery tasting rooms.

April 03, 2013 2:06 pm Related Loading…
Fight over craft beer brews with 2 bills at Montana Legislature

Fight over craft beer brews with 2 bills at Montana Legislature

MISSOULA — Brewery battles are heating up again in Helena as the Montana Tavern Association and the Montana Brewers Association prepare to put separate, vastly different bills before state legislators as they consider how best to regulate the growing craft brew industry.

March 16, 2013 9:30 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Tavern Association proposal would kill local breweries

Montana’s brewing history has been a mirror reflection of the history of our territory and state from Johnny Grants’ first brewery on Cotton Wood Creek in 1859 to today. Montanans have celebrated beer made by Montanans in their own mining camps, logging towns, ethnic neighborhoods and cow to…

March 15, 2013 12:05 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Some breweries becoming unlicensed bars

In Montana all taverns are licensed for the retail sale of alcohol, with different privileges available depending on the license held. Breweries in Montana are licensed as beer manufacturers. Since 1999 breweries have been allowed to sell samples of their beer though a special exception to t…

March 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Proposed bill creates concern among state’s craft breweries

Proposed bill creates concern among state’s craft breweries

HAMILTON — Commercial craft brewery owners in Ravalli County were shocked when a controversial bill proposed by a state legislator from Dillon was drafted earlier this month, as it would have had severe impacts on the craft beer industry in the state.

January 27, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
Bill to raise live poker pots draws support

Bill to raise live poker pots draws support

HELENA — A bill to raise the pot limits for live poker games in Montana won the backing Tuesday of gambling and tavern interests and the state Justice Department.

January 15, 2013 5:38 pm Related Loading…
A lot of savvy and some luck needed to navigate liquor license system

A lot of savvy and some luck needed to navigate liquor license system

Like playing a game of video poker, it takes some skill and a good deal of luck to cash in on Montana’s complex system of liquor license quotas.

May 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Bill that would extend taproom hours tabled

HELENA — It's a question of two hours, but  proponents and opponents of Senate Bill 202 say its implications would extend beyond time on the clock.

February 17, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…
Most favor tougher penalties for bar and store employees serving minors, drunks

Most favor tougher penalties for bar and store employees serving minors, drunks

HELENA — Some citizen advocates and a Highway Patrol trooper called Wednesday for stiffer penalties for bars and stores that illegally sell alcoholic beverages to minors or intoxicated people, but an attorney for the Montana Tavern Association said the current regulations are an effective deterrent.

May 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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