Texas beer brewers: ‘Government-endorsed shakedown’ will raise cost of suds, devalue businesses

Craft breweries have nearly lost their fight to prevent changes to the state’s beer laws. The result, they fear: It will unfairly disadvantage them in the state’s three-tier system regulating alcohol and could lower the value of their businesses.
“The bill was touted as a means to protect small brewers from big ones. But its primary purpose and effect are to increase the control distributors have over every beer sold in Texas,” Austin Beerworks said in a statement. “It’s a government-endorsed…

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