20 January 2008

Texas' Stupid Liquor Laws

Just to demonstrate how ridiculous Texas' liquor laws are, here is a link to Chisholm Trail Winery's "Find Our Wines" page. I counted 67 locations on the page.

Here the "Where to Buy" page from Independence Brewing Company in Austin. If you don't like clicking, here's what the page says: "Independence beer is currently available on draft and in bottles at some of Austin's favorite bars and restaurants."

That's all a brewery is allowed to say: "It's for sale somewhere."

Contact your State legislator and ask him to change Texas beer laws.

Just to prove that chaos and anarchy, fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling, forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together and mass hysteria doesn't occur if a microbrewer tells people where to buy their beer, I present the O'Fallon Brewery, in O'Fallon, Missouri. Here is their "Where to Buy" page. Notice that they even include out of state distributors.

I haven't heard any reports from Missouri of drunken beer riots because people know where to buy craft beer. . .

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posted by Jeff Holt at 06:28

5 Comments:

Blogger Keith Brainard said...

Man, that's just weird that the laws somehow prohibit a brewery from listing their retail accounts.

Stupid prohibition and their stupid residual laws.

I don't know much about fire and brimstone, but I expect every brewery to have a "where to buy" page, where I can find out if they're distributed in my state.

Keith

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Rob G. said...

isn't Texas the state that you're allowed to have an open container in the vehicle? If that's still the case, I'd say not all the laws are stupid.. :p

5:30 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

It is, and has been for over fifteen years, illegal to have an open container in the car. That is a driving law. Not a liquor law.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

A good friend of mine has always referred to the TABC as the "Texas Association of Baptist Churches" because of their inane alcohol regulations (for you out-of-staters, it actually means "Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission").

A reminder: The Texas Legislature will reconvene in January of 2009.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Great point. And the general election is in November, so we need to make sure we choose the right candidate. Unfortunately, our politicians are only interested in us on election day. The rest of the time they only listen to people with checks in their hands.

5:04 PM  

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