Brewers in Texas continue to push back against legislation that would curtail their ability to sell their brews directly to customers:
"Before Gov. Greg Abbott signs or vetoes House Bill 3287, he will also have to review the thousands of signatures attached to a petition opposing the proposed law.
Under HB 3287, local brewers would be forced to use distributors to sell their craft beer. Currently, local brew companies are able to sell their beer from tap houses without the need of distribution.
'We grow through the margins that we are able to sell ourselves. But when you’re forced into adding that middle man that stifles growth,' Collective Brewing Project co-owner Ryan Deyo said. 'So the bill really only benefits the distributors.'..."
R Street previously covered the machinations surrounding HB 3287 here: http://www.drinksreform.org/blog-1/2017/5/17/state-house-tightens-reins-on-texas-breweries