(San Antonio, TX) – Freetail Brewing Founder and CEO, Scott Metzger, took to Twitter again this afternoon to voice his displeasure with the state of beer laws in Texas.
The tweets were fueled by today’s press release from the Oregon Brewers Guild stating that Oregon breweries produced just over 1.1 million barrels of beer in 2011. Metzger has been working on a report for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, “Economic Impact of the Texas Craft Brewing Industry.”
Oregon Craft Brewers produced 1.2 million barrels of beer last year. Only 880% more than Texas! Texas Lege: CHANGE THESE LAWS!!!
42.8% of draft beer consumed in OR is OR craft beer. In TX, only 0.7% of the beer consumed in made by a TX craft brewer. CHANGE THESE LAWS!
In OR, 40% of $ spent on beer in grocery stores is Oregon brewers. In TX, beer $ is sent to other states. Why not laws supporting TX first?
The day you hear about me dying, it will be because Texas Beer Laws made my brain explode. RIP, Future Me.
Anyone wanna buy my brewery? Maybe I’ll just move to North Carolina and open one where breweries can thrive in a free market. @