No More Refills At New Day Craft

No More Refills At New Day Craft


By Amy Haneline of Indy Star

For four years now, mead and cider maker New Day Craft has been refilling growlers for customers at its Fountain Square tasting room. That was up until last week, when owners Brett Canady and Tia Agnew found out that they actually can’t do that.

“The short of the story is, because we are a farm winery, not a brewery, we are actually prohibited from refilling containers,” Agnew explained.

According to Agnew, the oversight was discovered when the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) did a review of the code, specifically Indiana Code 7.1-5-3-4(a)(2).

“Because we’re really popular, someone said, ‘Hey, there is a winery that does that.’ They just knew about us, so they called,” she said.

As it turns out, state law actually prohibits any retailer from refilling containers with alcoholic products unless that retailer holds a microbrewery permit… CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY AT INDY STAR

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