Coffee Shop Can Fight Beer-To-Go Guidance, Texas Court Says

Law360, Houston (December 7, 2016, 6:59 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday held that Cuvee Coffee, a popular roaster in Austin, can fight a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission decision banning the coffee shop from selling beer it packages on site, holding that the commission's posted guidance on the issue qualified as a rule that the roaster can challenge.

The Fourth Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's decision to nix the claims after TABC had argued that the coffee shop hadn't exhausted its administrative remedies before filing its lawsuit challenging the commission's guidance that packaging beer using its "crowler" — a can and growler hybrid — machine equated...

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