Monday, May 11, 2009

Could Missouri Get Growlers To Go?

Legislation that would allow certain restaurants to sell growlers of beer to go is now heading to Governor Jay Nixon.
Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's bill would apply to larger establishments that have at least 45 taps of draft beer and derive at least 50 percent of their income from the sale of food.
"This minor change in state law will allow small businesses that specialize in craft beers, including many made in Missouri by both large and small brewers, to attract new customers and grow their sales," said Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City in a statement Monday. "Many of these specialty beers are available only on draft at restaurants and bars. This legislation will allow adult beer aficionados to enjoy these fine products at home."
Growlers Pub, in Creve Coeur, describes an original growler as "a wooden bucket used to transport beer, before the invention of bottles or cans." Now, the growler has transformed into a 64-ounce glass jug.
Rep. Chapelle-Nadal attached her proposal as an amendment to House Bill 132, which includes various provisions related to state alcohol regulations.

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