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Home brewers get big win at state Capitol

Date: March 7, 2013
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 114

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Last year home brewers found themselves banned from a St. Louis beer festival, but a plan is brewing in the state Capitol to make sure that doesn't happen again.
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Wrap: Nearly every state Senator voted to put home made brews back in the hands of festival goers across the state.

Homemade beer was abruptly banned from the Brewer's Heritage Festival last year after legality questions arose.  

This approved plan would specifically allow home brewed beers to be used at organized affairs, exhibitions or competitions.

Stephen Hale, Chief Brewer at The Schlafly Tap Room, says this will help people see where all beer companies got their roots.

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Description: "It may not seem that we all get along, and there are different viewpoints on that, but I'm a big supporter of the kumbaya among all brewers."

The plan now goes to the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

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A plan is brewing in the state Capitol to give home brewers a chance at beer festival spotlight.
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Wrap: The Missouri Senate voted 33 to 1 on a plan that would legally allow homemade beers to be a part of festivals, judgings and tastings across the state.

This comes after home brewers were banned last year from St. Louis's Brewer's Heritage Festival.

The proposed plan would allow samples of homemade beer to be given out but NOT sold at festivals.

Stephen Hale, Chief Brewer at The Schlafly Tap Room says he's excited about this keeping the commoradory going among all brewers.

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Description: "I don't mean to insinuate that it's all a love fest all the time, that's not the case but we can all strive towards general peace and well being."

The bill now goes to the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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