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Old 05-12-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default AB-InBev fights to prevent HB602 from becoming law

HB602 is a bill which lets small, up and coming breweries let people take home beer from the brewery. A brewery qualifies for this if they produce less than 75,000 barrels a year. Obviously, AB-InBev doesn't meet this requirement.

http://blog.chron.com/beertx/2011/05...f-the-hiccups/



With the sting from Goose Island still fresh, how do y'all feel about this?

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...how do y'all feel about this?
Just about the same as a moment ago...
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:03 AM   #3
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Why does HB602 discriminate against Breweries that produce over 75,000 barrels? Seems like a dumb restriction.Let all breweries let someone purchase beer to go.

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Why does HB602 discriminate against Breweries that produce over 75,000 barrels? Seems like a dumb restriction.Let all breweries let someone purchase beer to go.
Exactly. Sounds like "small beer" lobbied for something to benefit them. Imagine that! I thought craft beer producers only cared about the "art"?
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Seriously, prohibition ended more than 70 years ago. All breweries should be able to sell to who ever they want to, wherever they want and how ever they want to, unless they are selling to minors.

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Old 05-12-2011, 05:10 AM   #6
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why does hb602 discriminate against breweries that produce over 75,000 barrels? Seems like a dumb restriction.let all breweries let someone purchase beer to go.
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It's stupid that we can't just take beer home from any brewery. Alcohol laws are so ridiculous.

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coryforsenate- fellow aggie I presume? What year?

Also, how long have you been into homebrewing? You have a lot of beer bottled, I'm only on my 1st batch. Just got into it last month.

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Seriously, prohibition ended more than 70 years ago. All breweries should be able to sell to who ever they want to, wherever they want and how ever they want to, unless they are selling to minors.
Hey the little guys need to drink too! Seriously though this is one of the times I have to side with AB/inbev. We want the big guys to play fair and give the smaller breweries a chance, we have to be willing to do the same to them.
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Just can't see myself making a road trip to St Louis to pick up a six pack of Bud when I can buy it anywhere. I would, however, stop into a small craft brewery to make a purchase if I were in the area.

Perhaps the small brewery, with a limited distribution network, is looking to add one more outlet to their retail chain that the big boys really don't need. Then again, what the heck, let BMC sell a six pack to people who take their tour. I can't imagine the sales will have a significant impact on their bottom line like it could at the small breweries though.

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