California: Direct-to-consumer beer shipments are in jeopardy. Act NOW!

Discussion in 'US - West' started by Todd, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,682) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Live in California? Enjoy getting beer shipped direct from your favorite breweries in California? This option could go away if you don't act now to support SB 1198.

    Send your email now:

    ### From the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) + Brewers Association:

    California’s breweries have always had the ability to ship Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) by state law. However, our current state law treats in-state breweries differently than out-of-state breweries. Under the Supreme Court’s 2005 Granholm v. Heald opinion, a state cannot constitutionally allow in-state producers to ship directly to consumers while denying that same right to out-of-state brewers. This inequity in treatment poses a significant legal risk to California’s craft beer industry and the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) seeks to harmonize state law with federal law to protect our existing privileges.

    We have moved the bill from the Senate to the Assembly and this is our final push to get it through the legislature.

    We need your voice to support SB 1198 (McGuire). This bill protects the longstanding privileges of the craft beer industry to continue to ship beer direct-to-consumer. Without this legislation, beer clubs could be forced to shut down and beer tourism would come to halt.

    Simply fill out the form on the right, and it will automatically deliver your message of support to your elected leaders.

    It is critical that your representatives hear from you and know you want them to support this bill. The beer and beverage distributors have already voiced their opposition to this bill. Our industry is in jeopardy.

    Thank you for standing with us.


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  2. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (83) Sep 9, 2012 California

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  3. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Crusader (708) Mar 10, 2013 California

  4. Comics-Beer

    Comics-Beer Initiate (24) Oct 31, 2014 California

  5. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,829) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Done. Shared.
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  6. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (231) Jun 13, 2006 California

  7. jandawil48

    jandawil48 Initiate (62) Apr 11, 2016 California

    Done! Amazing that we still have to get Congress involved so we can do something as simple as drink the beer we like.
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  8. IKR

    IKR Savant (912) May 25, 2010 California

    Ditto (done)
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  9. bluetarget

    bluetarget Initiate (66) Dec 12, 2011 California

    If this has already been ruled on then how are CA brewers still able to ship beer?
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  10. ZaRue

    ZaRue Initiate (105) Mar 16, 2006 California

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  11. Mista_Carta

    Mista_Carta Aspirant (201) Aug 11, 2015 California

    Ooof. Done
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  12. Fippy_Darkpaw

    Fippy_Darkpaw Aspirant (221) Sep 14, 2010 California

  13. JBogan

    JBogan Savant (911) Jul 15, 2007 California

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  14. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (514) Apr 9, 2015 California

    Sent and chose my title as The Very Reverend
  15. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (229) Jan 8, 2015 California

  16. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (229) Jan 8, 2015 California

    So many choices...I considered Right Reverend for an evil second. Would that mean I outranked you? :grin:
  17. Sebowski

    Sebowski Initiate (123) Jan 11, 2010 California

    I was going to fill this out, but I don't see Cicerone listed as an option for Title.
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  18. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (83) Sep 9, 2012 California

    Is CCBA getting a hearing on SB1198 today?