Great News! They heard our calls and emails. They pulled the pilot program and no limit on breweries! Lots of other goodies as well that will be a big boost for craft beer. Now it's off to the Senate Calendar Committee and then the floor. This is the biggest hurdle.
We still need to lobby the non-committee Senate members to vote yes, so don't celebrate just yet. If the bill passes the Senate, you can pretty much count on Governor Haslem will signing it.
Regarding Sierra Nevada, we are only a finalist among a few other states. We need to lobby them to choose TN, so feel free to call or email them as well. Sierra Nevada in TN would be a HUGE boost to the economy and Tennessee's image on the national craft beer scene.
That's it for now