JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has advanced a bill that would allow sales of beer growlers in grocery and convenience stores.
House members Wednesday approved the measure to expand availability of the typically 64-ounce jugs of draft beer by a vote of 140-15. It now moves to the Senate.
The legislation would allow stores with a license to sell prepackaged beer to also sell growlers.
Supporters say the measure would give beer lovers more options to enjoy their favorite beverages at home without traveling to breweries.
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The bill has failed in previous years. But sponsor Republican Rep. Robert Cornejo says requiring stores to pour drafts on-demand and other rules for quality control could increase its chances of passing.