ACTION ALERT!!! OFF-PREMISE bill to get a hearing in the Texas Senate!

Time to light up the phone lines fellow craft beer drinkers! SB 1386 by Chairman Eltife has been POSTED for a hearing on Tuesday morning at 8am in the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

We know it is tough to get to Austin to testify in support, so we need your help to ring the bell with the Committee members.

This bill is not the unlimited off-premise approach that we advocated for (individuals will be limited to purchasing no more than 576 fl.oz. per month – or 2 cases- at breweries), but we believe it is the best outcome we could achieve this session.

The distributors in Texas strongly oppose this bill, so please contact committee members by phone on Monday and ask them (respectfully, of course) to SUPPORT SB 1386. Here is a list of the members and their phone numbers:

Sen. Brandon Creighton 512-463-0104
Sen. Rodney Ellis 512-463-0113
Sen. Don Huffines 512-463-0116
Sen. Charles Schwertner 512-463-0105
Sen. Kel Seliger 512-463-0131
Sen. Larry Taylor 512-463-0111
Sen. Kirk Watson 512-463-0114
Sen. John Whitmire 512-463-0115

And finally:
Sen. Kevin Eltife, Chair – please thank him for his efforts as the bill sponsor – 512-463-0101

NOTE: If you are planning on attending the hearing in Austin and would like to testify before the committee, please contact our lobbyist, Tim Schauer, directly at tschauer@cgagroup.com and he will help prepare you for your 3 minutes behind the mic.