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Beer-To-Go Finally Becomes a Texas Thing Too — New Law Gives Breweries a Big Boost

Taking Beer Home From Your Favorite Haven is Now Allowed

BY // 06.20.19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed another bill into law this week that has a lot of local businesses relieved and excited.

First, the governor cleared up any ambiguity that comes with the legalization of CBD and now, he has legalized beer-to-go. That’s hitting the important issues.

When September arrives, Texans will finally be able to purchase beer at local breweries to take home. Abbott signed House Bill 1545 to make this long-awaited law legal. Texas is the very last state to legalize beer-to-go.

Brewers will now be able to release new beers themselves, making the process from brewery to consumer much quicker. Abbott signed the bill at Austin Beerworks in North Austin. He seemed pretty excited based off of this photo from The Austin Chronicle.

Craft Beer Bill Signing
Governor Greg Abbott signs beer to go law at Austin Beerworks. (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Until this point, small batch craft brewers have been at a disadvantage compared to local distilleries and wineries that have already been allowed to sell their products straight from their sites.

There is a daily limit of how much beer can be taken off the premises — 288 fluid ounces per person.

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Here are some examples of the places you’ll be able to buy Beer-To-Go now:

Dallas’ 10 Best Breweries

Fort Worth: Martin House Brewing Company, Wild Acre Brewing, The Collective Brewing Project, Rahr & Sons

Houston: Karbach Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Urban South Brewery

Austin: Austin Beerworks, Zilker Brewing, Uncle Billy’s Brewery

San Antonio: Alamo Beer Co., Darcol Distilling + Brewing Co.

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