If you’ve ever wanted to purchase your favorite micro-brewed beer but could only find it on tap at your local tavern, Norm’s Market on Lundeen Parkway may have just what you’re looking for with their array of over 50 hard-to-find kegs from both Washington and Oregon.
Norm’s Market owner Shane McDaniel, along with other bottle shop owners, worked with Senator Steve Hobbs, Lake Steevns, to create and pass an amendment on HB 1465 which makes it possible for businesses like Norm’s Market, which specialize in the sale of microbrews from around the state, to install tap lines in their stores for the purpose of selling beer from local breweries such as Diamond Knot, Scuttlebutt, Russian River, Skookum and others, who do not bottle their product.
This measure is expected to expand revenues for micro-breweries, beer and wine specialty shops and many other sectors of the state’s economy, including aspects of its agricultural community.
This is a bill that will help more than just bottle shops. Local microbreweries that donít bottle their beer can now get it on tap at more locations and because growlers are refillable it helps the environment.
Hobbs joined McDaniel at the inaugural event held on Friday, July 22 at Norm’s Market where the two joined together for the privilege of filling the first growler.
“Here’s to the first one,” Hobbs shouted tot he crowd while holding up the newly filled growler.
Visitors lined the store and parking lot with growlers in hand waiting for a sample nad the opportunity to take home their favorite ‘on tap’ beer.
Norm’s Market already has the largest selection of beer in the Snohomish County and with the passing of this bill they will have even more to offer.
ìWe can now put up to 50 different kegs on tap here and serve our customers beer they couldnít get before,î McDaniel said.