Here are the facts:

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK THE TIME TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS CONCERNING HOUSE BILL 500. THE LEGISLATION, AS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN, WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING TO DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES WHILE DISMANTLING A PROVEN SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES GREAT CONSUMER CHOICE AND VARIETY.

INSTEAD, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS APPROVED A MUCH DIFFERENT VERSION OF HOUSE BILL 500. ALL OF THE ONEROUS PROVISIONS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE LEGISLATION. HB 500 HAS NOW BEEN SENT TO THE NORTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR ITS CONSIDERATION.

BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS, LEGISLATORS LISTENED AND HOUSE BILL 500 IS A MUCH BETTER PIECE OF LEGISLATION.

SEE HOW IT BENEFITS BREWERS ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA

Look at the Facts: North Carolina’s Distribution System is Working

  • 93% – Number of the 5,000 U.S. breweries that produce 7,000 barrels or less.

  • Competitive system that encourages and provides consumers with more choices.

  • Small North Carolina brewers are allowed to self-distribute up to 25,000 barrels per year – 8.26 Million bottles of beer.

  • Distributors ensure that retailers are always carrying fresh beer.

North Carolina Beer Distributors Deliver Economic Value*

  •  3,939 employees

  • $307.1 million in wages and benefits.

  • $5 million in support of charities, local events and economic development

  • $121.1 million collected and paid in state excise taxes

  • $1.9 billion in economic impact

Changing the law to provide a special privilege would ONLY benefit three Established Brewers in North Carolina

A Special Privilege-

  • Would hurt all other breweries and put distributors at a disadvantage.

  • Could reduce consumer choices that are at an all-time high.

  • Would upend a fair, effective system that helps assure product safety, timely tax collection and a traceable chain of custody.

North Carolina’s system works


Giving a special privilege to benefit three established breweries would hurt consumers, cost jobs and simply be unfair!

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