The revised labeling law may have had a more immediate impact on the variety of beers available in the state. Applications for beer labels increased from 1,738 in fiscal year 2011 to an estimated 2,685 in fiscal year 2012, according to the TABC. That’s a 54 percent increase. The commission began allowing the labels that follow the new rules about halfway through fiscal 2012.
Previously, “beer” had to be labeled as “malt liquor.”
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