( KTRS ) A measure to allow beer-makers to lease coolers to stores to keep drinks frosty has passed the Missouri House.
House members voted in favor of adding the provision onto a bill that already had Senate approval. The underlying bill would allow a state wine board to oversee marketing of the beverage.
Supporters say the provision to allow beer coolers will help consumers, stores and brewers because it will lead to more refrigerators to store cold beer.
Opponents say it could give an unfair advantage to larger breweries such as Anheuser-Busch.