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Governor signs growler bill

Gov. Jerry Brown (the guy with the pen and the Track 7 growler) has signed the new growler bill, sponsored byAssemblymember Wesley Chesbro, D – North Coast (the guy with the big smile – no word on whose beer that is). The bill ends confusion over the rules for filling the big beer jugs. For a long time, the ABC inisted that the law said breweries could only fill growlers bearing their own distinctive logo. Then earlier this year, ABC… Read More »

Growler Fill bill advances

The California State Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday allowing breweries to fill growlers that do not have their name emblazoned on them. The state Assembly has already passed the measure, but will need to vote on some changes made by the senate. It is expected to take up the measure soon and the bill seems likely to head to the governor’s desk. Traditionally, state alcohol regulators allowed breweries to fill growlers – the big jugs, usually glass and usually… Read More »