Legislators held a hearing at the State House on Tuesday to discuss rewriting the law on beer distribution and allowing brewers to end relationships with their distributor. The beginning of the article and a link to the full piece is below. Jim Koch, Rob Martin (Ipswich) and "the co-founder of Night Shift Brewing" testified on a panel... not sure if it was @masterob8 or someone else from Night Shift, but it doesn't look like the article names the person. Of course, Bill Kelley, president of Beer Distributors of Massachusetts, opposed the bill. LINK to the full piece: http://wwlp.com/2015/09/29/craft-brewers-battle-with-distributors-returns-to-beacon-hill/ Even though I feel like I know a lot about beer, I have a limited understanding of a) how the beer distribution system works or b) how consumers would benefit from the passage of this law. Perhaps there are others wiser than me on that topic who could ELI5?