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Washington Beer Alliance descending upon Olympia today


Today is day 15 of the 2015 regular session of the Washington State Legislature. It is also the Washington Beer Alliance’s hill climb day. Members of the state’s beer industry are in Olympia visiting with elected officials today, voicing their opinions, and drumming-up support for the issues that impact the beer industry. The Washington Beer…

Are We Making Progress on the Beer Tax Issue?


UPDATES 1:00 p.m. From the Washington Brewers Guild Facebook page: “It’s official folks! Beer tax is amended out of the revenue bill! Thanks for your work. The fight is not over, let’s make sure it stays out!” 1:20 p.m. And here is the press release. Statement from Heather McClung, President, Washington Brewers Guild, on House…

Defend Washington Beer Rally – Videos and Thoughts


Last Friday (April 19) brewery workers and beer lovers converged on the steps of the capitol building in Olympia to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed changes to the state’s brewery excise tax. The Defend Washington Beer Rally was loud and proud. Let’s hope the message was heard. There are a few short videos below….

Washington Brewers Speak Out


See a list of our previous posts on this topic (beer tax). Last Friday before the big Defend Washington Beer Rally in Olympia, a few of our local brewers testified before the House Finance Committee. Testifying before the committee were Ryan Hilliard (Hilliard’s Beer), Dan O’Leary (Duo Brewing), Mike Runion (7 Seas Brewing) and Heather…

Thoughts Leading Into Friday’s Rally – from Dick Cantwell


Just received this from Dick Cantwell, Head Brewer and Founder at Elysian Brewing. I won’t try to summarize his points. They deserve to be heard in his own words. I’ll just say that we are all in this fight together. Take a deep breath and read the following. Take it to heart. From Dick Cantwell:…

Joint Statement Opposing Beer Tax


This just came across the wire. The Washington Brewers Guild, the Beer Institute, and the End the Beer Tax Now Coalition have released a joint statement in opposition to the proposed beer tax. Here is the joint statement: SEATTLE, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In response to the release of budget plans from…

Georgetown Brewing Speaks out about Beer Tax


To see a list of all of our stories on the beer tax issue, click here. Georgetown Brewing Company has released a statement about the proposed tax increase on craft breweries. Roger Bialous is a smart man and he knows the business of beer from the inside out. I urge you to take the time…

Press Release – Defend Washington Beer


Below is the official press release for this Friday’s Defend Washington Beer rally in Olympia. Please share it as you can. Let’s help get the word out, not only to other beer lovers but to the media. See my previous post about the rally. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is encouraged.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April…

Rally to Support Our Breweries. Friday, April 19


UPDATE Monday, April 15 – from the event organizers: “Our permit is approved. We are scheduled to rally on the North steps of the Capitol building at noon to about 2pm. Bring signs, mash paddles, bullhorns, a good attitude and dress for the weather. Please arrange carpools as parking at the capitol campus requires payment….

A Letter to Representative Reuven Carlyle


See a list of all our posts on this topic (proposed beer tax). I felt compelled to post this letter. The author very clearly makes many important points. His words helped me understand why I feel so strongly about this issue. A letter to Representative Reuven Carlyle, 36th legislative district (Ballard, Magnolia, Queen Anne, basically)….