Missouri bill would allow growlers in gas stations, grocers
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - 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 was 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 can currently be sold at breweries and some bars, typically filled with unique brews that aren't sold in stores.
The national Brewers Association reported craft beer sales increased about 17 percent in 2013, even as overall beer sales dropped.
House bill sponsor Republican Rep. Robert Cornejo homebrews and said the bill would give Missouri residents increased access to their favorite beers.