Proposal would allow beer with bigger buzz

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? A change proposed for the two-year state budget would
allow Ohioans to buy boozier beer, up to 18 percent alcohol.

The current limit is 12 percent.

State Senate Majority Leader Jimmy Stewart tells The Columbus Dispatch
that some of the state's smaller breweries would be very excited about
making some limited-time products with higher alcohol content.

The newspaper reports Stewart offered the amendment after talking to
the owners of a brew pub in his southeast Ohio district.

The beer proposal is among a long list of budget changes unveiled
Tuesday in the Republican-led Senate.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services cautions that underage drinkers ? who are typically binge
drinkers ? get in trouble faster when alcohol contents are higher.

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