Dallas breweries Dallas leadsthe four-pack of Texas cities when it comes to craft brewerylocations.

DALLAS—While Labor Day officially marks the end of the summerpicnic season, the Texas climate makes outdoor barbecues possiblemost of the year and Texas breweries will finally be able tolegally sell beer-to-go now that House Bill 1545 has officiallypassed. With its recent passage, more entrants to the craft beerscene are expected, increasing competition and revenue for craftbreweries across the state which has been previously hindered byrestrictive laws surrounding alcohol sales.

The passing of the beer-to-go bill is one of many positivelegislative changes the industry has seen in recent years,increasing awareness, competition and sales of Texas craft beer.And, Texas breweries are getting greater exposure nationally,thanks to the production of quality product, acquisitions andpartnerships, according to a recent study by JLL.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.