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Offline micsager

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AHA member discount program
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:38:04 PM »
In my state, (Washington) I get no discounts because state law prohibits such.  Has the AHA ever done any work to get this type of law changed? 

I don't even know where to start.  But my local brewpub would certainly give a discount, if it were legal.  So, I want to find out if anyone has attempted or been successful. 


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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 06:41:34 PM »
You might want to check with Tom because I think they're trying to organize an approach on this.
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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 06:44:41 PM »
Mic, we can talk about it in SD.  It's still illegal, but we might have an angle.  We're working with Gary and the AHA on it, but it's slow going.
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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 06:59:46 PM »
Just curious here - is the law for discounts because it is alcohol related? or....

Here in TX we have that dumb law about alcohol must go through a distributor, There is a fight going on now in the TX legislature but the distributors are putting up big bucks to stop it so.....  I would love to see some more small brewers coming in to TX, but they will not because of it.
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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 07:35:30 PM »
In Virginia, it's also illegal to discount the booze but all of the (unfortunately few) places that participate still will discount the "Food and Merchandise" (ie. the Dogfish Head Alehouses discount 15%).
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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 09:05:21 PM »
It's some weird rule about members of an association giving discounts to other members of the association.  It's mainly an issue as far as I understand because the AHA and BA are intertwined.
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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 09:26:44 PM »
Mic, we can talk about it in SD.  It's still illegal, but we might have an angle.  We're working with Gary and the AHA on it, but it's slow going.

Sounds like a plan.  I'll help where I can.  We do have a state rep that has come to a couple of our meetings. 

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Re: AHA member discount program
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 10:32:48 PM »
This is good to hear, as this has been a frustration of mine as well.  I've also found however, that if you ask a host or bartender at a brewpub, some will still give a discount.