Bill Would Allow Higher Beer ABV

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Ohio Tavern News Writer
Published: 06/19/2012

COLUMBUS — A bill that would increase the maximum alcohol content allowed in beer is gaining some momentum in the legislature.

“Ohio’s policy is lagging in comparison to its neighbor states and we are missing an opportunity to allow further growth in our successful craft brewing industry,” said Rep. Dan Ramos (D-56, Lorain), sponsor of House Bill 356.

The bill, which was introduced into the Ohio General Assembly in October, had its first hearing before the House State Government and Elections committee earlier this month.