Texas court invalidates restrictions on craft brewers

R Street's Josiah Neeley on recent beer-related litigation in Texas:

The forces of boozy liberty won a big victory Thursday when an Austin judge declared unconstitutional a 2013 law that required craft brewers to give away distribution rights for free.

Texas law requires craft brewers to distribute their beer through territorially exclusive distributor agreements. Traditionally, distributors paid for these exclusive distribution rights. But in 2013, the state passed a major overhaul of how craft breweries were regulated in Texas....

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