Friday, January 11, 2013

Legislation would OK selling growlers of cider

No, not that kind of growler
State Rep. Sam Hunt has introduced House Bill 1008 to legalize the sale of growlers of cider.
The proposal would give a good many small and medium businesses in the tourism and refreshments industry another attraction for customers. Hunt's legislation is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing in the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee at 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in House Hearing Room E on the first floor of the John L. O'Brien Building on the State Capitol Campus right here in Olympia.
The bill states that folks who already have a license to sell "beer to a purchaser in a container supplied by the licensee or a sanitary container brought to the premises by the purchaser and filled at the tap at the time of sale may similarly sell cider to a purchaser in such a container."