Texas: Gov Abbott Signs “Beer to Go” Law

source: Dallas News

Texas on Saturday joined the rest of the nation when Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law letting adults buy beer to go from home-grown craft breweries.

Smaller brewpubs already can sell beer to go. Abbott’s action means that beginning on Sept. 1, the state’s giving that right to breweries, too.

More than 15,000 people endorsed the expansion in an online petition.

“Here is a toast to freedom itself in the Lone Star State.”

Greg Abbott
Governor, Texas

The Republican governor said the bill also reduces “burdensome regulations” on the beer and wine industry. The bill also streamlines licenses and permits required for businesses that sell alcohol and removes some fees.

Texas: Beer to GO!

Calamity Jane