Word has it that a backroom deal has been ‘crafted’ to harpoon the nano-brewery bill.
I say ‘backroom’ and ‘crafted’ because a recent executive committee session for HB253 did not attract a single lobbyist. The New Hampshire beer cartel didn’t send any hired guns to pimp their interests. No one from the liquor commission bothered to show up either.
The only reason not to show up is if you knew in advance that you did not need to.
The chatter suggests that Jeb Bradley has written an amendment to HB 253 that more or less makes the bill worthless in the opinion of its supporters.
We’ll know more later today. And it looks like there is plenty more to know.
For more on nano-breweries, the bill, and its intent, listen to our April 13th interview with Kevin Bloom, on GrokTALK!
H/T to SimplyBeer.com