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Brewery sues over Texas distribution law

August 19, 2016

“Live Oak Brewing Company, along with two others in the state filed suit against the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission in 2014. Chip McElroy has been brewing beer for nearly two decades His Live Oak pilsners and Hefeweizen are all brewed, canned and kegged in Austin.

While that part of the process is fine, it is the other side of his business, distribution, which McElroy said state lawmakers are messing with. For years distributors paid for the right to distribute his products, but that changed in 2013.

‘They made a law saying we have to give it to them for free,’ said McElroy.” — Time Warner Cable News, David Cawton.

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