Tennessee SB 375 / HB 412—College Student Beer Tastings [S Bill] [H Bill]

What it is: At qualified academic institutions, authorized instructors could conduct beer tastings for underage students enrolled in certain beer manufacturing classes.

What it means: An underage student taking a sommelier class might lose out on the mastery and intricacies of beer tasting. This bill would give students over 18 an equal chance to enlighten their taste buds—as long as they spit out every sip—under the supervision of an instructor. Washington state has a similar bill (HB 1004) that would enable underage students in certain culinary or alcoholic beverage technology students to participate in tastings.

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