Proposed bills could allow breweries to sell to-go beer

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 16:34:51-04

Bills proposed in this legislative session would allow people to purchase their beer to-go for the first time at some businesses.

Brotherwell Brewing, a manufacturing brewery, licensed to produce and self-distribute beer. In addition, they can sell a small amount of beer at their location on Bridge Street.

Customers must drink that beer while on the company's property. However, if one of those bills becomes law, people would be able to buy beer bottles or growlers for off-site consumption. 

Brotherwell Brewing Owner David Stoneking said the change would be beneficial for their company. 

"This bill would open up our possibilities of reach, especially with folks that are coming into town on tourism. Waco has been bringing in folks from all over the country and all of the world really," Stoneking said.

If one of the bills doesn't pass, Stoneking said that would also delay their goal of canning beers.

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