Kansas Could Legalize Self-Service Beer Bars

Self-service taps at craft beer bars are becoming all the rage among beer aficionados, but some states still don't even allow them. Kansas is one of these states, but according to the Lawrence Journal-World, this could soon change:

Kansas is one of the few states that prohibit self-service beer taps at bars and clubs, though a bill under consideration in the Legislature could finally allow patrons to be their own bartenders.

Behind the bill is a trio of Topeka entrepreneurs who are aiming to open a new downtown bar, the Brew Bank, that would feature a wall of self-serve beer taps boasting the best offerings from local breweries. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing on the bill Tuesday but didn't vote on it.

The idea proved popular with city business leaders, who named the Brew Bank the $100,000 winner of the Topeka Top Tank Competition, a contest searching for business ideas to revitalize downtown Topeka.

While self-service wine taps are legal in Kansas, the team discovered that wasn't the case for beer...

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