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Wisconsin grocers want to refill ‘growlers,’ ask for your input

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LA CROSSE (AP) — The Wisconsin Grocers Association is pushing to allow customers to get fresh beer on tap at grocery stores.

Right now in Wisconsin, most grocery stores have a Class A liquor license allowing them to sell pre-packaged beer and liquor. Now the grocers association wants to amend the law to allow customers to refill half-gallon glass containers, known as growlers, with tap beer at the store.

Marlin Greenfield of Festival Foods tells WKBT-TV the proposal would not mean having a bar in the store. Instead, Greenfield says customers could bring in or buy an empty jug from the grocery store and have it filled there with tap beer.

There is no current legislation in Wisconsin. But the grocers association is asking state residents to voice their opinion on the website foodaction.net/wisconsingrocers.

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