Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

KATIE GRAY, left, co-owner of Ragged Island Brewing Co., works on a canning line with general manager Bill Schmidt. The company and other Rhode Island brewers had hoped the state would allow them to increase their direct sales to up to 10 cases of canned beer per customer. Instead, a new state law increased the limit from one case to two cases. / COURTESY RAGGED ISLAND BREWING CO.
A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers say the measure doesn’t go far enough to help them compete with their counterparts across state lines. Local craft brewers had lobbied lawmakers to increase the limit on direct consumer sales…

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