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Agra is the latest city to get its first microbrewery
Posted 01 Dec 2019 02:23 PM

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Agra is the latest city to get its first micro-brewery, where customers would be served freshly brewed draught beer. Principal Secretary for Excise said that after considering relevant documents, the state government granted permission to issue MB-5 licence for setting up a microbrewery in an Agra restaurant to manufacture draught beer and serve the customers within its premises.

The MB-5 license that has been granted to an Agra restaurant for setting up a microbrewery is the first such licence that has been issued by the government under the newly amended UP Brewery Rules of 1961. Referring to this development, officials stated that the reason behind selecting this city was the large inflow of tourists in the city, both domestic and international, popular for Taj Mahal.

The state brought this policy as there is a huge demand for freshly brewed beer. States like Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana have had provisions for microbreweries for some time now, and this will encourage both tourism and employment generation in the state, a senior official mentioned. He also added that the government was processing five more applications and would grant more licences as and when they received more applications.

Permission to the Agra restaurant had also been granted on the condition that the UP Brewery Rules will be complied with. Violating the rules will attract a penalty of INR 5000 per day. The Excise Department informed that this will become the first place to serve 'non-pasteurised and fresh beer' to clients.

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