But, if you're a fan of unique, handcrafted beers and ales made here in the Lone Star State, consider yourself screwed (again).
HB602 would have allowed craft breweries to offer beer for sale to folks who tour the brewery. Sounds pretty harmless, does it not.
Apparently not to the big bad boys at Anheuser-BuschInBev who lodged a last minute objection to the bill. The big boys weren't happy that they would not be allowed to sell beer at their
As you can see from the witness list, the only witness opposing the bill was Anheuser-Busch.
The purpose of the bill was to help promote craft breweries in the state. You know, more people buying beer that's made in Texas, boosting the local economy, all that good stuff. Of course, if more people drank craft beers then fewer people would drink that watered-down, tasteless, wretched brew made by the boys from St. Louis.
And what would be wrong with that?