They can now put an Independent Craft Brewer
Seal, developed by the Brewers Association, declaring their independent ownership on their packaging, menus, brewpub doors, tap handles and more.
The Brewers Association defines craft brewers
as "small, traditional and independent," and that to be a craft brewer
requires producing fewer than 6 million bbl and 25% or less ownership by a "non-craft brewer
Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth, said, "House Bill 3287, now current law, makes no change to the requirements or processes of any current independent craft brewer
operating in Texas.
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All of those things are delivered by the American craft brewer
," the association's CEO Bob Pease said as he described his concerns.
According to the Brewers Association, a craft brewer
in the United States is small, independent and traditional, and the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewer
But if a craft brewer
feels ignored by a wholesaler, it should have the right to change wholesalers easily.
An American craft brewer
is defined as small, independent and traditional.
It was one of the main reasons why Oskar Blues of Colorado - the first American craft brewer
to self-can - spent millions to open up a brewery with Austin's largest tap room last year.
Since 2006, we've had a definition in place for the small and independent craft brewer
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To the Brewers Association (BA), keen to act in the interests of its members, a craft brewer
is defined by a complicated list of conditions that cover company size, beer traditions and ingredients, and brewery governance and ownership.