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Ohio lawmakers seek to eliminate beer alcohol cap

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Some lawmakers want to make some changes to how much alcohol is in your glass.

A piece of legislature was amended by the senate Wednesday that eliminates the maximum amount of alcohol allowed to be in your beer. As of now, the limit is 12 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).

It's welcoming news to the local brewing community. 

"From a brewing stand point of view it's just fun for us,” said Rock Bottom Brew Master Gerry O’Connell.

FOX19 NOW talked with Rock Bottom and Madtree breweries to find out what they thought about the possible change. 

"What's happening is all the states that's around us they all don't have a cap right now or the caps are a lot higher than the ones we have,” said MadTree Brewing bartender Chris Stokley.

Stokley says people are take their money to neighboring states.

"We want our consumers to stay in the state. People are driving to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania to go to big releases,” said Stokley.

Brewers also say it gives them a chance to be more creative.

"The technical, the challenges of it. It would be challenging and it would be fun,” said O’Connell. 

Brewers want patrons to always be responsible when drinking. 

"We want everybody to be responsible when they drink our beers, as well as any other beer,” said Stokley.

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