Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beer Bill Moves at the Texas Legislature

On Friday, House Bill 602, which would kinda-sorta allow Texas microbreweries to sell their beer on the premises, was referred to the House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee of the Texas Legislature.

The bill actually wouldn't allow true sales, but it would let consumers take beer home at the end of a paid-admission tour.

Something I hadn't noticed before, perhaps because it was recently added: Austin Rep. Eddie Rodriguez is listed as a coauthor.

The other bill that Texas beer fans are pushing, HB 660, has yet to be assigned to a committee. My guess is it will end up in the same one.

The Lege session ends May 30. Keep checking back: I'll keep you updated on the bills' progress.

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