Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Beer laws are set and never change, right?

OK so you went through Hop University and are now ready for civics.  One of the main gripes in the beer industry is how every state has its own set of laws.  So Kansas has different laws then Missouri regarding the distribution of alcoholic beverages.  This creates difficulty for small breweries entering the market because they have to legally navigate different rules for each state.  So there is cost associated with expanding into different state which represents another hurdle a small brewery must overcome to compete with big beer. has a great article outlining the different issues currently being considered by different state legislators.  Check out Texas, thanks Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Beer industry activity heats up in state legislatures

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