Upstate NY (USA) here. Reading the NYS State Liquor Authority's Brewery Quick Reference Guide and trying to understand the Tied House Law passage on page 1:
"Tied House...Additionally, the 'tied house law' prohibits any person who holds a direct or indirect interest in any retail establishment selling alcoholic beverages (whether in New York State, another state, or abroad) from holding a brewer’s license (or any other manufacturing or wholesaling license) in New York State."
Does this actually mean what I think it means? That if I am even part-owner of a NYS restaurant that serves alcoholic beverages, that I would be denied a Brewer's License?
If not, then what is the correct interpretation of that passage? And if I'm correct, then what would be the motivation behind such a stipulation? For instance, what if I wanted to own a "brewpub" where I would not only make and sell beer, but also make and sell food as well? If I'm reading this right, it almost sounds like that's an impossible setup, even though (of course) its not...