Beer Distributors, Craft Brewers Reach Tentative Deal

Updated March 13, 5:46 p.m.:

After a week of negotiations between craft brewers and wholesale beer distributors resulted in a compromise, legislation to amend the Alcoholic Beverage code passed through the Senate Business Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The bills were sent to the Senate Calendars Committee, the next step before a debate on the floor. 

The package of bills, filed by Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, allows for the on-site retail sale of beer at breweries, limited off-site retail sales for brewpubs and some self-distribution rights for breweries producing up to 125,000 ...

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