I learned of this issue two years ago. But my local watering hole is throwing their hat into a political fight.
For those of you who came in late…
Arizona has a draconian law which regulates microbreweries. It caps the amount of beer they can make and still hold a retail license to sell their own product. Point is, if you make too much, you can no longer sell it and have to work through a distribution system only. The nomenclature is a “Brewer’s License” vs. a “Producer License”.
The Cause an Effect: If a brewery does “too good” it has to eliminate its service staff, instead of grow it.
Now, I’m a patron of Thunder Canyon Brewery here in the Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com vicinity. I’m very familiar with Steve, the owner, and found out he was on the local news yesterday.
Here is the clip: