Governor Kitzhaber signed the “Growler Bill” into law Thursday. The new law amends ORS chapter 471 and allows wineries, local groceries, and other retail licensees to sell wine to consumers in growlers. Wineries are increasing the use of kegs and the bill is touted by proponents as responding to changing trends and promoting sustainable packaging. This new sales structure opens up a new market for wineries and retailers but before the filling begins, licensees should confirm their new activities meet federal as well as state licensing requirements.