Today I’ll be hitting the Capitol with my good friend Davis Tucker of North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery paying visits to the underpaid and under appreciated backbone of the Legislature: the staffers! They are usually appreciative of seeing happy, smiling brewers.

Around the Web

Ronnie Crocker of the Houston Chronicle has a blog post up about this Saturday’s HB 660 rally in Houston.

Speaking of which, Jennifer Litz of Texas Girls Pint Out (among many other roles she plays in the beer biz) is getting the troops fired up on her blog as well.

Fun Fact of the Day

A study The Beer Institute revealed that Texans consumed 33 million gallons of wine in 2008.  That’s a lot! Ahem, they also consumed 615 million gallons of beer! If wine industry reforms turned it from a $132 million industry in 2001 to a $1.35 billion one in 2009… imagine what similar reforms could do for beer in Texas!