Governor Haley inks proposed 'Pint Bill'

Published: Jun. 6, 2013 at 8:17 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM EDT
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Pint glasses. (Source: COAST Brewing)
Pint glasses. (Source: COAST Brewing)
Pint of beer at COAST. (Source: Robertdonovan, Instagram)
Pint of beer at COAST. (Source: Robertdonovan, Instagram)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Folks touring South Carolina breweries will now be able to enjoy a couple pints of beer as opposed to a couple 4 ounce samples.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed the recently proposed "Pint Bill" into law Thursday. The new bill will allow South Carolina breweries to serve a total of 64 ounces of beer to customers on-site.

Before the bill was signed, South Carolina law would only allow breweries to serve 16 ounces worth of beer in 4 ounce samples to each guest.

Chris Brown, co-owner of Holy City Brewing, said the new bill would provide a boost to the state's brewing industry.

"Increases my cash flow, allows me to brew more, allows me to have more employees, create jobs for South Carolina, increase the revenue for our business," Brown said.

The bill will allow for beers to be sold in samples or pints.

Shortly after the bill was signed, COAST Brewing in Charleston tweeted out of photo showing dozens of pint glasses.

The Pint Law will go into effect immediately.

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