A controversial beer bill has finally passed the Texas legislature, and brewers in the Lone Star state are voicing concern:
"A bill passed in the Texas legislature, known as the beer bill, has many brewers in the state concerned about their ability to expand.
The Texas Brewers Guild, an organization representing brewers across the state, wrote that the bill would put a cap on brewer’s success and do damage to the craft brewing industry in Texas 'overnight.'
As per the new bill, brewers who produce greater than the 225,000 barrels per year or become acquired by a mega brewer like Anheuser Busch or MillerCoors. now have to participate in Texas’ three-tier alcohol regulation system. The system separates manufacturers, distributors and retailers into three groups to prevent one group from controlling another..."
DrinksReform.org covered previously machinations surrounding the Texas beer bill here: http://www.drinksreform.org/blog-1/2017/6/8/whats-the-big-brouhaha-texas-beer-bill-faces-major-push-back-from-local-brewers