Concerts and longer hours could be in store for Alaska breweries, but lawmakers have the final say

Recover Alaska fully supports this initiative for all the health and safety benefits, plus after many years of advocacy on this issue, finding a compromise with the industry is good for everyone.

JUNEAU — There will be dancing in Alaska’s breweries. Distilleries and wineries, too.

The leaders of the state’s alcohol industry say they have resolved a long-running fight between bars and breweries that has repeatedly derailed efforts to modernize the state’s alcohol laws.ADVERTISING

Under the proposed deal, the state will further restrict the number of brewery taprooms. In return, existing taprooms will be allowed to stay open until 10 p.m. — two hours later than currently permitted — and can host four music concerts per year, something currently banned. Read more here: