On Saturday, June 15th, Governor Greg Abbott officially signed the HB 1545, the TABC Sunset Bill. Among the many positive reforms to the Texas alcoholic beverage code contained in the law, Beer-To-Go sales from manufacturing craft breweries will become legal on September 1, 2019.
The Texas Craft Brewers Guild was honored to welcome the Governor, as well as Senator Dawn Buckingham, Senator Brian Birdwell, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Representative Chris Paddie, TABC staff, industry stakeholders, and members of the media to Austin Beerworks for this momentous occasion.
Check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at this historic event:
You can also watch video of the full press conference via Facebook Live HERE.
Thank you to our CraftPAC supporters for raising their voices this session and finally getting Beer-To-Go across the finish line! While we still have work to do to make Texas the best state for craft breweries, we took a giant leap forward this session and it was in no small part due to grassroots support for Beer-To-Go!
See you all at your local craft brewery on September 1st!