State Distribution Laws


License Needed to Self-Distribute: No
Statute: K.S.A. § 41-308b

Kansas Statute

Brewers holding a microbrewery license in Kansas are not permitted to self-distribute.

Kansas also regulates the relationship between brewers and their wholesalers. Brewers and wholesalers are both required to file their distribution territories with the state. Because of that, the distribution agreements must be in writing and specifically designate a territory. Brewers and wholesalers are also prohibited from terminating or modifying the distribution agreement or territory without reasonable cause, and without first providing the state with 30 days’ notice of the termination/modification. That notice must also have an affidavit stating that they are not terminating or changing the distribution agreement because they asked the wholesaler to do something that would violate Kansas law and the wholesaler refused to do so.

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Fun Fact: While Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Kansas continued a state-wide ban on alcohol until 1948. Until 1987, you couldn’t buy a drink “on-premise” at a bar or restaurant in the state.