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Day 65: Warm Receptions

Almost to the halfway point of the legislative session, and today Texas Beer Freedom is hosting a reception for Members and their staffs at the Capitol. These kind of events are always fun for me, because they put to test my ability to guess how much beer people will drink. I almost always underestimate folks interest in taking the time to come try some beer – to the point where I should know better by now. Luckily, my friends from brewpubs around the state will also be there with beer to help me out. I should have some news tomorrow on where folks are on the bill, based on feedback I get tonight.

The Loop Scoop has posted a wonderful letter to Representative Mike Hamilton, who is the Chair of the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures committee, where HB 660 has been assigned. If you haven’t done so already, I recommend penning similar letters and following up with phone calls to your elected officials and members of the committee.

Lastly, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, as we all know. I’ve long suspected that St. Patrick is the patron saint of brewers as his day sure sells a lot of our beer. Hopefully he’ll also bring us some of that luck of the Irish when it comes to HB 660.