Join Brent Dawson as he travels to every independent brewery in Texas by supporting CraftPAC and follow along with his journey on bestbeernearme.com.
Hi. I am part owner and chief editor of the website, Best Beer Near Me (www.bestbeernearme.com). I am about to start a sojourn through the Lone Star State to every independent brewery in Texas. I’m calling it the Texas Beer Run. This notion started as a “what if….” Half-baked daydream that evolved into a platform to support an industry that has been the foundation of many of the friendships I have today. I have a community now. A group. A family. Family isn’t about what you carry in your veins, but who you carry with you, who you show up for. It is those who can gracefully join a story without becoming the center of it. Those who can contribute without shouting over it. Those who can hold space without overcrowding. Friends show up for victories with cake and show up for defeats with beer and Mavs tickets. These are the people whose eyes we see through when we can’t find our goodness.
My community started 8 years ago over a beer at an independent brewery. Our relationship was christened there. We meet at breweries regularly to toast our years of friendship and accidental partnership. We gather and partake of the best of each brewery like a sacrament for our private and unorthodox communion.
My way of giving back to this industry and community is to launch this Texas Beer Run campaign. I will be highlighting the best that our Texas independent breweries have to offer. Over the next 24 months I will be visiting every independent brewery in Texas. Why? Because I want to give this industry a fighting chance against the unlimited war chest of Big Beer. Texas politicians love to bellow that Texas is a mecca for free-market capitalism and low regulation. Independent breweries in this state; however, are handcuffed to some of the heaviest handed and byzantine policies in the country—largely due to the influence of special interests groups. The system is out of balance. I am trekking across the state to invite you to make a small donation to CraftPAC. I’m asking you to donate $10 to help independent breweries across the state have a voice in our Texas legislature.
I look forward to seeing you on my travels and sharing a pint with you and adding your glass to an ever-growing circumference of toasting beer glasses without a gap.
Help support Independent Texas Craft Brewers with a contribution to CraftPAC and follow along with Brent on his journey to every independent brewery in the state of Texas!
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