Brewery DTC shipping in California under attack! Please help now!

Discussion in 'US - West' started by PMR, Apr 18, 2022.

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  1. PMR

    PMR Initiate (138) Mar 31, 2005 California

    Hi Everyone,

    Many of us enjoy receiving beer from our favorite breweries shipped to our homes / places of work. A lot of great breweries depend on this method of selling their beer, and would be in big trouble if they were no longer able to ship their beer directly their customers.

    This privilege is in peril as many distributors and large brewers would like to shut this down, and they have good grounds to do so because our current state law treats brewers outside CA differently than brewers inside CA (Granholm v. Heald). SB 1198 would fix this issue by allowing out of state brewers to ship into CA, as well as creating a regulatory structure around DTC beer shipments similar to DTC wine shipments.

    If you're in California, please visit and fill out the form on the right side to let your CA state senator know that this issue is important to you. There is a deadline of noon, April 19th (tomorrow) to submit your comments.

    Every comment they receive will be impactful in how they vote. You can bet the distributors & large brewers are applying pressure. If they think no one is paying attention and they can score points with a potential donor, then they might just side with those distributors / large brewers.

    This effort is being organized by the California Craft Brewers Association (I'm a past board member, but no longer affiliated) & I thought it was important enough to share. Thank you for your help!

    Patrick Rue
  2. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Devotee (456) Apr 9, 2015 California

    Signed and sent. Fuck big beer
  3. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (147) Oct 25, 2007 California

    Email sent. Hopefully DtC does not go away any time soon.
  4. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (81) Sep 9, 2012 California

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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,668) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  6. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (191) Dec 6, 2010 California

    Done. Thank you!
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  7. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (625) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Done and shared with several friends
  8. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Aspirant (221) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Sent! You know I’ve got your back Patrick!

    Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention… cheers!
  9. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,789) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Signed and shared.
  10. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,336) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Sent. Thank you for this.
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  11. Fermented-nate

    Fermented-nate Initiate (150) Sep 15, 2013 California

    Done, thank you for bringing this to our attention
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  12. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (231) Jun 13, 2006 California

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