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  311.490.  Ingredients of beer — intoxicating malt liquor. — No person, partnership or corporation engaged in the brewing, manufacture or sale of beer as defined, in this chapter, or other intoxicating malt liquor, shall use in the manufacture or brewing thereof, or shall sell any such beer or other intoxicating malt liquor which contains ingredients not in compliance with the following standards:

  (1)  Beer shall be brewed from malt or a malt substitute, which only includes rice, grain of any kind, bean, glucose, sugar, and molasses.  Honey, fruit, fruit juices, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, and other food materials may be used as adjuncts in fermenting beer;

  (2)  Flavor and other nonbeverage ingredients containing alcohol may be used in producing beer, but may contribute to no more than forty-nine percent of the overall alcohol content of the finished beer.  In the case of beer with an alcohol content of more than six percent by volume, no more than one and one-half percent of the volume of the beer may consist of alcohol derived from added flavors and other nonbeverage ingredients containing alcohol; and

  (3)  Beer, intoxicating malt liquor, and malt beverages, as defined in this section, shall not be subject to the requirements of subsection 1 of section 311.332 and sections 311.335 and 311.338.

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(RSMo 1939 § 4921, A.L. 2006 S.B. 725, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132)


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