Please read the following information provided by the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild.
Thanks to all of you who previously contacted members of the General Assembly and Senate in the successful effort to advance pro-small brewery legislation through the New Jersey Legislature. Due to your efforts, A-1277/S-641 passed through both houses of the Legislature by wide margins with bipartisan support.
The bill is now on Governor Chris Christie’s desk and he must sign it by September 24 for it to become law.
We are asking you to contact the Governor ASAP to express your support for A-1277/S-641 as passed by the legislature and that he sign it into law. This legislation, developed by the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, will give all craft brewers in the state more flexibility in how, when and where they sell and promote their beer.
Please go to the Governor’s website and send an email or make a phone call ( 609-292-6000 ) to show your support for the legislation. When sending an email, select the email topic as “Economic Growth” so the email is routed properly.
When writing/calling the Governor, you should comment on how this bill will help small brewers continue to create jobs and improve tourism opportunities and that the bill cuts needless red tape for small brewery businesses.
From the consumer perspective, you should comment on how the bill will allow you to have better access to the locally made craft beers you love.
Remember, please email or call the Governor ASAP to make sure your voice is heard and your support for A-1277/S-641 is registered.
Thank you for your continued support of New Jersey’s craft brewers.
Gene Muller Flying Fish Brewing Co. Treasurer, Garden State Craft Brewers Guild