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Silence is Golden

We had our House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee hearing yesterday, and it was unlike any craft beer bill hearing before in that it was quick, easy and without much fanfare.

Chairman Wayne Smith laid out the bills, myself, Brock Wagner, and Leslie Sprague of Open the Taps all offered ourselves to questions, but received none. The committee will leave the bills as pending until they come over as passed from the senate (perhaps this week or next) and then they will move them on.

Of course, this seemingly easy path wasn’t easy to get to nor was it without controversy. After a day’s worth of meetings with our colleagues from around the state, I think Texas Craft Brewers have a good understanding of where we are and how the process works, and as such the rumblings have died down.

Things are looking good from here on out, but let’s not get too cocky yet… there is still a long path ahead.

Cheers!

6 Responses

  1. Woody C. Harrison

    So does any of this good news change the status of SB 639?

    March 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    • smetzger

      639 is tied to 515-18 and the entire package is an “agreed upon” package at this point. They’ll all go through together, or die together.

      March 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

  2. So with more craft breweries competing for shelf space in liquor stores, supermarkets and brewpubs there will be greater use of marketed names. The hype surrounding LeBron James and his decision to play ball in Miami means nothing to most, but could a LeBron James IPA become a brand that is both recognizable by many and helps create new market niche? Obviously Cigar City does not have the money to sign James to such a deal, but could a Budweiser or Michelob executive use star names to get into the ‘craft beer’ segment more effectively?

    June 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  3. We had our House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee hearing yesterday, and it was unlike any craft beer bill hearing before in that it was quick, easy and without much fanfare.

    June 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

  4. Lance Mondel said he was inspired to open the business after enjoying craft beer and growlers while visiting his son in Bend, Oregon.

    June 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

  5. We had our House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee hearing yesterday, and it was unlike any craft beer bill hearing before in that it was quick, easy and without much fanfare.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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