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May 2016

The Beer

Missouri's Craft Brewers Oppose Big Beer Bill in Missouri Legislature

Members of the Missouri Small Brewers Guild have fought against “big beer” successfully throughout the spring legislative session only to see Anheuser Busch-In Bev (ABI) successfully amend their legislation to a wine-related bill on Thursday afternoon. Originally proposed as SB 919, ABI sought legislation allowing them to lease coolers to convenience stores and grocery stores across the state. Missouri Brewers Guild members testified and spoke out against SB 919, and the bill passed the Senate after much debate and with only one vote. With just two weeks remaining on the legislative calendar and SB 919 not scheduled to be heard…
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