I think we got a little spoiled with the Gourmet Beer Bill. By the fourth year of advocacy, everyone knew what we wanted and why we wanted it. It was also a fairly simple measure. With the Gourmet Beer Bill, we spent most of our time combating misconceptions. For the Brewery Modernization Act, much of our effort is spent explaining a relatively complex bill.
It’s not as complex as many instruments that the legislature deals with. It’s not a state budget, for example. However, the Gourmet Beer Bill simply changed a “6%” to a “13.9%.” The Brewery Modernization Act has a little bit more to it.
To help us explain the issue to legislators, media and the public, we’ve developed the following Talking Points:
Have a look. Let us know what you think.