New legislation to benefit breweries and brewpubs in Texas

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

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  1. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

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  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    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 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    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 Aspirant (224) Oct 21, 2008 Texas

  5. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    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 Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    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 Zealot (599) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    "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 Aspirant (249) Jul 14, 2005 Texas

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

  10. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    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 Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

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

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

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

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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