Microbreweries were approved to be licensed in the City of Newnan by City Council on April 22, 2014. Following is the ordinance regulating such establishments. The annual license fee is $1,000. To apply for a new Microbrewery License, or amend an existing license, please utilize the Alcohol License Application (DOCX). Please contact the Licensing Specialist for more information.
Whereas the City Council of the City of Newnan has determined that it is in the best interests of the health, safety, and welfare of the general public to amend Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newnan, Georgia regulating alcoholic beverages to provide for the licensing of microbreweries in the City of Newnan.
Now, therefore, be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Newnan, Georgia, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of same as follows:
Section 1. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Newnan, Georgia is hereby amended at Chapter 3, Alcoholic Beverages, Article 1, in general, by adding a new Section 3-23, Regulation of Microbreweries to read as follows:
(a) Microbreweries must comply with all applicable City, State and Federal License requirements.
(b) Microbreweries may manufacture no more than 15,000 barrels of malt beverages in a calendar year solely for wholesale off the premises.
(c) Microbreweries must pay all applicable State, City and County taxes.
(d) Microbreweries may offer free tastings, educational and promotional tours during normal business hours in accordance with state law.
(e) Microbreweries may only be located as a permitted use, Brewers Malt Manufacturing, in the ILT and IHV Zoning Districts and as a Special Exception use, Brewers Malt Manufacturing, in the CHV Zoning District.
(f) The restrictions set out in Section 3-39, no licenses issued within prohibited distances as for package malt beverage sales shall apply to microbreweries.
Section 2. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Newnan, Georgia, is further amended at Chapter 3, Alcoholic Beverages, Article II - Licenses, at Sec 3-31, License and Permit Fees, by adding the following to subsection (a) "Microbrewery License.......$1,000.00" in addition to any other license fees referenced herein above for wholesale malt beverage sales and the City's Occupational Tax Ordinance.