New Act Will Allow Mead to Compete with Other Beverage Sectors

September 15, 2016

This week, Representative Mark Sanford introduced H.R. 6000, the Mead Equality and Definition (MEAD) Act of 2016. Mead is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. beverage industry, increasing 150 percent in the last year alone with over 275 producers across the country. The bill would relax the current regulations governing the mead industry to allow the industry more room to grow and compete with other craft beverage sectors.

Rep. Sanford released the following statement:

“A constituent back home in Bluffton approached me over the summer about the trouble he was having turning his award-winning hobby into a business. We