Missouri House endorses allowing on-site brewing businesses
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers say they want to regulate facilities where individuals can go and use brewing equipment to make their own alcoholic beverages, including beer, hard cider or mead.
The Missouri House on Tuesday gave an initial endorsement to a measure supporters said would allow businesses that want to offer the service to move forward.
Republican Rep. Don Gosen, of Chesterfield, says the practice is becoming more popular in Missouri.
He says some businesses may already be doing something similar but are doing it through various licensing practices that may not be appropriate.
The measure also would make it easier for small out-of-state brewers participating in festivals to sell their alcoholic beverages.
After another House vote, the bill would go to the Senate.