December 11, 2017
What is going on with the Wisconsin Brewers Guild? You likely received a letter from them last week
in which they question the integrity of our Membership, our Executive Director our lobbyist and our
Board. The Guild is not an affiliate member of the TLW and what is even more perplexing is why they
would choose to offend and cast aspirations against the retailers they depend on to succeed in
business. It makes no sense and is offensive to me as your new President.
The facts are clear and undisputed. The Guild supports AB 492 which would decimate the three tier
system, add new liquor licenses in the state thereby devaluing your business. It would also grant
liquor licenses to every brewery in the state while granting distillers retail alcohol licenses and
Wisconsin wineries extended hours to sell wine and beer. It is the worst bill for Wisconsin retailers
we have ever seen!!! https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/ab492.