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New legislation to benefit breweries and brewpubs in Texas

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by lokieman, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

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  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Advocate (530) Texas Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    So no brewery sales for off site consumption. And I can see why they left it off this year. Gotta take baby steps to get some change to start. Seems like the last bills that got shot down were more progressive and they decided to scale back and strive for a small victory. Any change is good change in my book.
  3. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    On site consumption at production breweries sounds like a good start.

    Jester King seems to have figured out off-site consumption by having a separate business to start like... 200 feet from their door and partnering with them with self distribution.

    Baby steps.

    Anyone know how many barrels St Arnold makes annually?
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  4. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (365) Texas Oct 21, 2008

  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I want to hear more about out-of-state brewers no longer being "discriminated against" RE: self distribution. What exactly does THAT mean?
  6. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (820) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Beer Trader

    According to Wikipedia, 30000 barrels in 2010. When I went on a tour this past winter, I'm pretty sure he said they were up to 46,000 barrels (this may include the barrels done for BJs brewhouse)
  7. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Champion (865) Texas Dec 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    "When Brock Wagner opened the first craft brewery in Texas, he set a goal of producing 50,000 barrels a beer per year. He passed 49,000 barrels in 2012 and shows no sign of slowing down. The founder-brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing Company joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus."

  8. wolffman17

    wolffman17 Savant (415) Texas Jul 14, 2005

    515 is a game changer. 12,500 barrels is a lot. Not many are above that. New breweries could choose the brewpub route and have the best of both worlds. Existing breweries could change their license.
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

  10. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Guys, we're citizens and one right we have is to reach out to our Congressmen. Do it.

  11. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Yeah, this is some serious bullshit. Yell long and loud about this garbage.
  12. Ford

    Ford Advocate (570) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    That is crap..... we may have to march on Austin... how many Texas members of BA do we have?
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    There's probably at least 40 in Austin alone based on people I've met around town.