Austin rejoiced when we heard local restaurants can now add alcohol to the line up of delivery and to-go options with a food order. Governor Abbott signed the waiver earlier this week as a temporary measure to help business affected by the statewide mandate to close dining rooms and bars. However, the measure only allows relief to businesses holding a mixed beverage license; therefore, does not apply to breweries, who can currently only sell beer-to-go if you pick up your order.
In an effort to help Texas craft brewers get through this crisis, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild has put together a proposal that would allow breweries to remain in operation, provide beer delivery services, and implement other relief efforts such as the temporary suspension of state excise tax.
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ALLOW TEXAS BREWERS TO DELIVER & SHIP BEER DURING COVID-19: We are asking for some temporary changes so Texas breweries and their workers can weather the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 and so Texans can continue getting local beer while limiting person-to-person contact. PLEASE HIT THE LINK IN OUR PROFILE TO SIGN & SHARE.