Beer Day 2017 a Huge Success!
The Beer Distributors of Massachusetts came out in force on May 17, for its annual Massachusetts State House Day on Beacon Hill.
More than 80 members of the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts lobbied state lawmakers on Beacon Hill, rallying behind the Emerging Breweries Bill, which would allow beer companies making less than 30,000 barrels annually to terminate relationships with wholesalers for no cause.
Beer Distributors of Massachusetts president William Kelley was quoted in Brewbound saying, "In the halls of this building, where they look for consensus, I think rarely in their experience have they seen a bill that delivers a 97 percent solution. That is, 97 percent of the breweries that were operating nationally at the end of the 2015 basically get a new choice in House Bill 2823.”