Vermont is often cited in lists of US states with high ratios of breweries to people and the high quality of those breweries. But it looks like they have only just repealed a particularly silly law that might have held back the development of their beer culture.
Apparently it was illegal to offer tasting trays of beer in a restaurant. It was full glasses or nothing. No sign of an explanation for such an absurd and arbitrary rule, but the recent news stories covering its repeal make it clear that it was enforced, and workers faced fines for breaching it. More here, with the added bonus of watching a politician express remorse for drinking Bud.