Thursday, February 24, 2011

San Antonio Rally for "Beer Freedom"

Okay, maybe it's not the same thing as overthrowing a tyrannical dictator, and maybe the state does have bigger things to worry about than beer, but come on: There's just no reason that HB 660 (as well as HB 602) should not pass. Texas brewers should be free to sell their products and grow their businesses. Some San Antonionians will try to make that point tomorrow. This press release just came out from the office of San Antonio state Rep. Mike Villarreal, author of HB 660:

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 Conference

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Main Plaza

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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