Newly Appointed Chair Gets a Taste of What It Takes to Run a Brewery

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Tackey Chan House Chair of Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure visits Barrel House Z with Massachusetts Brewers Guild members

 Joined by brewers from Moon Hill and Castle Island, Chairman Tackey Chan met with the Massachusetts Brewers Guild at Barrel House Z in Weymouth to discuss the challenges and successes facing the modern-day brewer.

“Craft beer is one of the fastest growing industries in Massachusetts with thirty new breweries slated to open this year alone,” said Katie Stinchon, Executive Director of the Guild. “However, the Commonwealth’s policies are made for a different era. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our story with Rep. Chan as he now takes the lead on craft policies that will directly impact our membership’s ability to thrive in Massachusetts.”

In the efforts of promoting license and franchise law reform, the Guild has elevated their presence by testifying during Massachusetts State Treasurer Debora Goldberg’s Alcohol Task Force meetings. This session, the House Bill 183 and Senate Bill 136 look to promote a level playing field for all craft brewers and empower them with the ability to make strategic business decisions.

Founded in 2007 by a group of committed and passionate brewers, the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, is a nonprofit that exists to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. In 2016, there were 122 active brewers including 91 Farmer Brewers, 7 Manufacturing Breweries and 24 Pub Breweries.

 Ryan Daigle, MBG Board members and head brewer at Moon Hill, Adam Romanow, co-founder of Castle Island, Russ Heissner, founder of Barrel House Z and Chair Tackey Chan talk about the booming craft beer industry in Massachusetts. 

Ryan Daigle, MBG Board members and head brewer at Moon Hill, Adam Romanow, co-founder of Castle Island, Russ Heissner, founder of Barrel House Z and Chair Tackey Chan talk about the booming craft beer industry in Massachusetts.