Beer lovers says cheers with AAP Govt nod to setup pub and microbrewery in Delhi

According to the government, allowing microbreweries in the city will make available to Delhiites, fresh beer in different flavours, as is available in other places such as Gurgaon and Bengaluru.
  • Franchise India Team Editor
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Its party time for all the beer lovers in Delhi as the AAP government on Thursday gave its nod for setting up licensed micro-brew pubs in the city.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi.

Until now, people wanting to savour the freshly-brewed drink had to travel all the way to their neighbourhood, Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana where such breweries exist in large numbers.

"The government has approved a proposal, prepared by the Excise Department, to allow microbreweries in hotels and restaurants across the national capital," said Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi Govt.

According to the government, allowing microbreweries in the city will make available to Delhiites, fresh beer in different flavours, as is available in other places such as Gurgaon and Bengaluru.

A senior official said the government will soon notify the decision, following which anyone who wants a license to set up microbreweries in hotels and restaurants can apply.

Micro-breweries produce a small amount of beer and are served to customers. Such breweries are usually set up in pubs that cater to niche tastes.

"The government's decision will also help generate more revenue," the official added.

In India, Haryana was the first state to have allowed micro-brew pubs.

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