State Representative Mike Villarreal
Texas House of Representatives
Change is Brewing in Texas
Hundreds to Rally in San Antonio for HB 660 & "Texas Beer Freedom"
State Representative Mike Villarreal, and local brew pub owners Scott Metzger, Freetail Brewing Co., and Joey Villarreal, Blue Star Brewing Co. will speak about House Bill 660 and the impact that the proposed legislation would have on the state's economy.
Press ConferenceFriday, Feb. 25, 2011
San Antonio, TX
House Bill 660 would allow Texans to buy beer brewed by brewpubs such as San Antonio's Blue Star Brewing Co. and Freetail Brewing Co. at a neighborhood restaurant, bar or grocery story. Current state law prohibits Texas brew pubs from selling their brews outside of their premises. Texas Beer Freedom, an organization formed to support the passage of HB 660, is sponsoring a rally for supporters this Friday from 5:30- 11 in Main Plaza. Samples of brew pub beer from Austin and San Antonio will be available for rally-goers to taste from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Michael Martin & the Infidels will play from 7 - 11 p.m. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit Texas Beer Freedom.
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