Missouri Governor Signs Homebrew Event Bill

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Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1304 specifies that beer brewed for personal or family use to be distributed at an organized event with a general admission fee at which the beer is available without a separate charge must not be deemed a retail sale. The person who brewed the beer must not receive any portion of the admission fee and all consumption must be conducted off licensed retail premises as authorized by specified types of temporary retail licenses or on a tax-exempt organization’s premises. Additionally, an “original package” as it currently applies to a permit authorizing the sale of malt liquor must be construed as any package containing three or more standard bottles of beer. The bill changes it to any package containing one or more standard bottles, cans, or pouches of beer.