Budweiser Supports Legalizing Half-Gallon Beer Growlers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The makers of Budweiser say they support the legalization of half-gallon beer growlers.

Anheuser-Busch jumped in on the issue Friday, saying it supports legalizing the beer jugs that are popular at craft breweries around the nation.

Florida’s craft breweries can now fill gallon- and quart-sized growlers, but the most popular size elsewhere is illegal in Florida.

Anheuser-Busch distributors, which are independent of the beer giant, only support legalizing half-gallon growlers if other regulations are placed on the small breweries. Brewers say those regulations will hurt the industry.

Anheuser-Busch vice president of industry affairs Doug Bailey said in a released statement that the brewer supports deregulation of container sizes as long as growlers meet the same safety, packaging and labeling standards other beers have to follow.

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