(KANSAS) (westernkansasnews.com) – A wide-ranging set of bills that relax alcohol regulations in Kansas is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback, but it doesnt include a controversial move to allow grocery stores to sell stronger beer and alcohol. The changes would allow bars to offer happy hour specials, allow micro-distilleries of liquor to sell and serve their products similar to microbreweries and let liquor stores give consumer samples of beer, wine and booze.
The bill package also allows liquor stores to offer free tastings to consumers (a half-ounce of spirits or two ounces of beer or wine). There’s no limit on the number of samples a store can provide.