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Beer Industry Calls For Kegs

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Beer Industry Calls For Kegs

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Apparently many wily beer drinkers are returning the kegs to scrap metal dealers instead of the liquor store. Rising metal prices mean a keg can fetch as much as $50 as scrap. That's a lot more than most beer vendors require in deposit for the kegs. The Beer Institute estimates the disappearing kegs cost the industry $50 million a year.

JOHN YDSTIE, host:

Good morning, I'm John Ydstie.

This just in from Milwaukee: the beer industry wants its kegs back. Apparently, many wily beer-drinkers are returning the kegs to scrap metal dealers instead of the liquor store. Rising metal prices mean a keg can fetch as much as 50 bucks as scrap. That's lots more than most beer vendors require in deposit for the kegs. The Beer Institute estimates the disappearing kegs cost the industry $50 million a year.

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