Missouri Beer Companies Able to Lease Coolers to Retailers in August

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation this week that will allow beer companies to lease coolers to retailers, a privilege which small brewers fear will lead to big beer companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev controlling what beers can be stocked in coolers.

Jeff Shrag, President of the Missouri Small Brewers Association and co-owner of Mother's Brewing Company, summed it up perfectly: "This is about the slow annihilation of craft beer in America. They are going to do it by a thousand tiny cuts."

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