Brewery Beer-to-Go Bill Updates
There’s been a stakeholder agreement on the two recent companion bills looking to legalize beer-to-go sales from Texas craft breweries. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild already backed the proposals, but now the Beer Alliance of Texas, which represents the beverage distributors in the state, recently endorsed the bills. If the SB 312 and HB 672 bipartisan bills pass, people will be able to buy up to two cases a beer to-go a day from any brewery in the state. Next up: the bill has to be approved by the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate, and then governor Greg Abbott.
Mediterranean Chain Expansion
Texas-based Mediterranean chain Zoës Kitchen is opening its first Georgetown location on Thursday, February 21 at 1201 West University Drive with its updated look with an open kitchen. This is Zoës’ seventh Austin-area location.
California Camp Fire Donation
South Austin brewpub ABGB raised and donated $5,800 to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help those affected by the California fires late last fall. Breweries across the country brewed up Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA and donated those sales to the fund.