Missouri Bill Would Allow Growlers in Gas Stations, Grocers

Mar 30, 2015

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Missouri beer lovers could buy freshly filled growlers of draft beers at convenience and grocery stores under two proposals brewing in the Legislature.

The Senate is set to review a bill approved earlier this month by the House that would allow stores that sell packaged beer to add growlers to their wares. The jugs currently can be sold at breweries and some bars, typically filled with unique brews that aren't sold in stores.

The national Brewers Association reports craft beer sales increased about 17 percent in 2013, even as overall beer sales dropped.

House bill sponsor Republican Representative Robert Cornejo homebrews and says the bill gives Missouri residents increased access to their favorite beers.