An Update on House Bill 160 & what it means for you!
Every day we hear our customers near and far ask when we can ship our alcohol infused ice cream or when they can take it to-go….now, the answer is soon!
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, our CEO, Colten Mounce, had the privilege of meeting our local rep, Rep Ingram, and council men & women at the Ohio State House to give testimony for our bill. He spoke on behalf of Buzzed Bull Creamery regarding House Bill 160 and what it would mean for our business.
For those who have heard about us, we specialize in buzzed (alcohol infused – 21+) and non-buzzed small batch ice creams at our liquid nitrogen creamery in Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati, Ohio). Since opening in May 2017 we have advised our 21+ customers who purchase buzzed (alcohol infused) frozen desserts, they must consume ice cream and or milkshakes on premise due to Ohio Liquor Laws & Regulations. Buzzed Bull Creamery has always had the intention of taking action to change this so we can meet the needs & demands of our customer base.
We have recently started partnering with local restaurants in the Cincinnati Tri-state area to sell our non-buzzed ice creams on their dessert menus. This was intended to prepare for the ability to include buzzed ice cream at a later date. The feedback we have received from local restaurant owners & operators was incredible with the non-buzzed ice cream but their support for buzzed was even more encouraging. Cincinnati is beyond ready to experience the Buzzed Bull Difference even more across the city.
In 2018 we began researching how to make this a reality. We connected with local Rep Ingram and have been working diligently with her for the last 1 plus years to get a bill passed to accommodate these requests. House Bill 160 would allow us to sell alcohol infused ice cream for consumption off premise. Easily put, we can:
- Sell to-go ice cream from our OTR store
- Partner with delivery services for locals
- Connect with grocery stores to sell on shelves
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
This house bill would essentially open the door for us to do what it is we always wanted to do. Speaking in front of the council Wednesday was one step closer. We are very confident in the process and Rep Ingram was extremely positive. Especially since Colten got the council to crack smiles and laugh with him.
To follow along with House Bill 160, click the link here: http://bit.ly/2Upve8K