Big news today as House Committee assignments were announced. Below is a list of the members of the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, which both HB 660 and HB 602 will be assigned (probably next week). If you live in any of these members’ districts, it is especially important you contact them asking them to support beer reform (cities listed are where their home offices are located).
Rep. Mike Hamilton – Committee Chair (Mauriceville)
Rep. Chente Quintanilla – Committee Vice-chair (El Paso)
Rep. Joe Driver (Garland)
Rep. Charlie Geren (River Oaks)
Rep. Roland Gutierrez (San Antonio)
Rep. Patricia Harless (Spring)
Rep. John Kuempel (Seguin)
Rep. Jose Menendez (San Antonio)
Rep. Senfronia Thompson (Houston)
HB 660 Rallies this weekend
Hey Houstonians! I’ll be at the Flying Saucer downtown this Saturday at 3pm for an HB 660 mini-rally. Jake is tapping a few cool beers: Real Ale Volume XIV (Barrel Aged 14th Anniversary Ale); a cask of (512) Cream Stout; and Sierra Nevada Blackbird IPA. I’m there to hang out with fellow craft beer lovers, but I will have some HB 660 t-shirts available to help raise funds for the cause (no price on the shirts, you get one in exchange for donation).
Also, if you are in Denton this Saturday, Bobby Mullins of start-up Armadillo Ale Works is hosting an HB 660 Rally/Craft Beer Forum/Armadillo Ale Works tasting on Saturday starting at 8:30pm at The Hydrant located 208 W. Oak.
On Sunday at 5pm, Silas Parker and the good folks at Darkside Fermentation are celebrating their anniversary with live music. I’ll be there to talk HB 660 and we’ll have t-shirts available as well.