If you dabble in craft beer legislative issues, it might not surprise you that Deep Ellum Brewing Company is mixing beer and politics. And if you just enjoy craft beer, now might be a good time to start dabbling. Texas craft beer and lawmakers have a complicated relationship. To explain it all we'd ... More >>
Good news for craft distilleries in Texas: Recently, the governor signed a law that allows distillers to sell a limited amount of liquor directly to consumers for off-site consumption. The legislation was authored by Senators John Carona, Leticia Van de Putte and Kevin Eltife, the same three who al ... More >>
Dallas Republican state Senator John Carona wormed his way into beer lovers' good graces two weeks ago when he cosponsored a quartet of bills aimed at making things easier on craft brewers in Texas. The legislation, which has the support of both an impressive roster of lawmakers from both sides of ... More >>
Recently we wrote about four bills Republican state Senator Kevin Eltife of Tyler introduced that would open new revenue opportunities for craft breweries around the state. As the law stands now, Texas requires a clear separation between those who make, distribute and retail beer in Texas. None of t ... More >>
Free from the hangover of the '90s craft beer bust, Dallas' small brewers cheer another round of growth.
Patrick MichelsThat hotel victory is the gift that keeps on giving.While his political future remains unclear, Mayor Tom Leppert raised a combined $243,000 in donations in the first half of this year, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday. Meanwhile, his officeholder account a ... More >>
Texas law stifles state's craft brewers