Combined with the failure of a bill that would have allowed brewpubs to distribute their beers and another bill that would have given microbrewers what they really want – the right to retail sales on brewery premises – the Texas Legislature has once again done wrong to our state's small businesses and consumers. In fact, the only thing they accomplished beer-related was to take away a tax exemption for microbrewers. Way to go, Lege.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
HB 602 Is Dead
BTW, in case you missed it: The deadline to get out of the Senate for House Bill 602 – which would have allowed Texas microbreweries to give away up to 144 ounces of beer to take home as a parting gift after paid admission tours – was yesterday. House Bill 602 is dead.