Obamacare regulations requiring that restaurants post calorie information on menus will make it harder and costlier for breweries making craft beer to comply with the new rules, Watchdog.org reported.
Regulations taking effect next year will require that restaurant chains with more than 20 locations nationwide such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s post calorie information on all of their menus. For items such as craft beer, which are not made in house, calorie information from the brewery must be shipped to the restaurant.
“Brewers are facing the prospect of spending potentially thousands to determine calorie counts for every variety of beer produced,” explains the article. “Unless they spend the money to provide the information, breweries may never get their products into chain restaurants.”
Smaller brewers will be more affected by the regulations since they have to decide whether producing the beer is worth the cost of complying with the rules.