California is a great state, especially for good beer! Our State Legislature unanimously passed a bill making it easier for a brewery to open a tasting room without jumping through the same hoops as a food joint. If I read it correctly, any out of state brewery can also easily set up shop here with a tasting room and distribution site.
The bill was brought forth by State Assembly Members Chesbro and Fletcher. Fletcher is the Assemblyman from San Diego (not Stone’s district). Chesbro hails the North West tip of California (just the tip).