Pubs to brew fresh beer in Uttar Pradesh
LUCKNOW: The government approved on Tuesday the creation of micro-breweries in hotels, restaurants and pubs to pave the way for serving fresh beer to customers.
The income generator will help to invest the funds in the body of cows established by the government of Yogi for the protection of street livestock through a tax of 0.5% on the sale of liquors and beers. The idea of serving beer without boiling in bars and restaurants is based on the liquor policy in the southern states, in particular and.
Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, state government spokesman and cabinet minister Srikant Sharma said the decision was made to meet the growing demand for restaurants and hotels, mainly in metropolitan cities such as Noida and Ghaziabad.
This would boost tourism and employment opportunities in the state, he said. The practice would be implemented after amending the Rules of Breweries UP, 1961, to add the establishment of micro-breweries in hotels and pubs.
However, those that establish micro-brewery factories will have to pay 10 times the current license fee. Under the new agreement, a hotel or restaurant that seeks to install a microbrewery and serve freshly brewed beer will have to pay Rs 2.5 lakh annually instead of Rs 25,000. The license can be renewed by paying Rs 2 lakh.
There is a rider to politics with a top in serving beer without boiling. According to the cabinet note, a restaurant or hotel can serve up to 600 liters of fresh beer per day.
Annually, they can go up to 2.10 lakh liters. Current regulations would invite a fine of 5,000 rupees per day, Sharma said. The measure will help the government to absorb the revenues with the annual sale of liquor estimated at Rs 17,000 crore.