(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A series of bills designed to grow the state's
multi-billion craft brew market are on the way to the governor's desk
after passing from the House today.
If micro-brews' place in the market follows the same trajectory as Texas wineries, which gained similar provisions in 2001, Eltife said economic impact studies show Texas breweries could create more than 55,000 jobs and $5.6 billion in commerce.
Eltife said the bills passed because there a compromise was found between lobbyist representing the "big three," -- major beer producers, distributors and retailers and representatives for burgeoning beer microbrewers around the state.