Restaurants in certain areas of Provo will soon be allowed to brew beer on-site, now that a grassroots referendum failed to make it to the November ballot.

Provo City Council member Shannon Ellsworth explains how brewpubs might help her conservative community attract new businesses on the latest episode of the “Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast.”

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Stephenson and FOX 13′s Ben Winslow also discuss annual liquor sales — which topped a half-billion for the first time.