Nevada lobbyists made major amendments on Monday to the controversial bill that proposed limiting brew pubs to two locations and shrunk the amount of beer they could sell at retail.
No vote was taken on Monday. The original bill received more than 700 online "against" comments and four "for" comments on the Legislature's website after the RGJ wrote a story about it last week. Citizens can still register their for or against comments for the new proposals.
Lobbyists for Nevada breweries and distributors said they were happy with the compromises added to the legislation on Monday. A representative for the Nevada Brewers Association — which represents most craft breweries in Nevada — said his members were also happy with the changes, but did not elaborate.
No brewers spoke publicly at the meeting, as many were at a beer conference in Washington D.C. and not available to comment.