Allow Texas Brewers to Deliver & Ship Beer during COVID-19

As the entire country reels from the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, this is an incredibly volatile time for small businesses and their workers in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. All of Texas' 360+ brewery taprooms (as well as the thousands of bars and restaurants they rely on for sales) are now CLOSED, largely moving to more limited To-Go only models in respect for public health and social distancing. These changes leave many brewery workers without a job to do in a time of extreme economic duress.

To help Texas small breweries and their workers weather this economic crisis, and allow Texans to continue getting local beer while limiting person-to-person contact, we're asking for federal and state relief measures for ALL small businesses and asking Texas Governor Greg Abbott to exercise his emergency powers to:

  • Allow Texas breweries and brewpubs to continue the production of beer and remain open for beer-to-go sales, including take-out, drive-thru and curbside pickup while abiding by all federal, state and local health and safety guidelines.
  • Temporarily allow Texas breweries and brewpubs to deliver beer directly to consumers at their homes/apartments.
  • Temporarily allow Texas breweries and brewpubs to make direct-to-consumer beer shipments.
  • Temporarily suspend the collection of TABC excise tax payments so brewers don't have to choose between paying a tax bill and making payroll.
  • Issue excise tax credits for any surplus beer that is disposed of as a result of COVID-19 impacts.

Please sign and share this petition to ask for the Governor's support for Texas craft brewers.
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