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Small addition to Ohio's budget could lead to growth for Youngstown brewery

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You could soon be able to take home more than just a six-pack from your favorite micro-brewery or craft beer leaning bars.

Senator Bob Hagan has included a small provision in the new budget to allow certain liquor license holders to sell beer in half-gallon glass jugs, which are also referred to as growlers.

The move would benefit local craft beer sellers like Rust Belt Brewing in Youngstown.

"We're very pleased with the results. It's going to help with our gross sales here at the tap house and to be able to present our products and be able to sell directly to our customers. It's going to help build our company," said Ken Blair, with Rust Belt Brewing Company.

Current liquor laws have prohibited the sale of growlers for take home consumption from taste rooms away from breweries.

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