Beer Distributors

A Zilker Brewing Company employee sells state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez beer to go.
Julia Reihs / KUT

Texas’ “beer-to-go” law went into effect today, allowing the purchase of beer direct from breweries and taprooms.

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez of Austin bought the first beer to go this morning at Zilker Brewing Company on East Sixth Street. 

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

Texans would be able to take home beer directly from local breweries if a bipartisan bill before the Texas Legislature becomes law. 

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

A group of Texas craft brewery owners are suing to overturn a state law that affects their distribution rights.

   

There was once a time when it was easy to throw around the term "craft beer" and know exactly what you were talking about. For decades, craft was the way to differentiate small, independently owned breweries – and the beer they make – from the brewing giants like Coors, Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon.