I chatted with Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston (pictured), on the floor of the House yesterday. She said her bill to allow on-site sales for Texas microbrewers bottled up in committee. "I think I have the votes to get it out of committee, but Mike McKinney [lobbyist for the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas] won't let it out."
Once again, the interests of the powerful kill off a really good idea.
Unrelated note: moments ago, the Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Spoetzl Brewery (makers of Shiner beer) on its 100th anniversary.