Want to sell that empty Miller Lite keg to a scrap metal dealer? You better do it quick, because it could soon be illegal. A bill to prohibit scrap metal dealers from buying or receiving a keg from anyone but a brewery, keg manufacturer, or their representative passed a key State Senate committee on Wednesday. Senate File 3455, authored by Sen. Jim Metzen (DFL-South St. Paul), will be voted on by the full Senate sometime in the next few weeks. The House version has yet to receive a hearing.
Not to be a total stickler, but chances are, if you have a Miller Lite keg, it probably belongs to someone else in the first place, so it’s probably illegal to sell it anyway.
That being said, this is probably a good deal. At least you’d know that if you picked up a keg with the intent of using it as a brew kettle, it’d probably be legit at that point.
This is only one of a number of reasons that beer prices are getting higher in the US. People scrapping kegs are only hurting the industry in an already too competetive market for beer buyer’s money.
What will I do with my stolen kegs ??
What will I do with my stolen Surly kegs ??
my friend is starting a small beer company but is having serious trouble finding kegs. any suggestions?
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