Friday, January 14, 2011

Texas Brewpub Legislation

AUSTIN - Two new bills have been introduced into the current state legislative session that could impact Texas brewing laws, HB 660 and HB 602.

Sponsored by San Antonio's Rep. Mike Villarreal (D), HB 660 seeks to allow brewpubs to bottle and enter distribution for off-premise consumption.

Sponsored by Houston's Rep. Jessica Farrar (D), HB 602 seeks to allow breweries to charge for tours and to give bottled beers away to paying participants for off-premise consumption. The current language of this bill does not provide for brewers to ultimately sell directly to consumers.


Jason said...

Great news. I really hope these pass.

Anonymous said...

I agree this would help us out a lot!

Dave Gunn's 'Real Texas' Brewery