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Raising the Bar on Texas Spirits
Thursday, November 05, 2020, 8:00 AM to Saturday, November 07, 2020, 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Quarterly Meetings

Raising the Bar on Texas Spirits
November 5-7, 2020 | Dripping Springs, Texas

The alcohol beverage industry in Texas has a substantial impact on the Lone Star State. Each year, wine contributes $13 billion, beer contributes over $5 billion, and $7.5 billion comes from distilled spirits to the state’s economy. Over the last decade, producers of notable Texas spirits have become international household names, the number of Craft Breweries in Texas has increased to over 340, and Distilleries to over 130, winning numerous international awards for excellence in the process. Dripping Springs and the Hill Country are the second-largest wine tourist destination in the United States and the location for The Texas Lyceum November Conference, “Raising the Bar on Texas Spirits.” 

The Three Tier System of Alcohol Distribution was created after Prohibition for the Regulation and Taxation of Alcohol, and consists of Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers. Texans will occasionally enjoy a tasty beverage yet may not be aware of the complex system that gets this drink to their hand.

In this conference, we plan to explore:

  • the history of the alcohol beverage industry in Texas from prohibition going forward
  • the overall economic impact on Texas
  • the role of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • federal regulation and how that impacts the Industry in Texas
  • trends in consumer demand, from taste preferences of younger generations to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
  • innovative manufacturers, distributors and retailers, large and small, and highlight the issues and policies in Texas affecting them going forward into the 87th Legislative Session
  • the response of the Industry to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • hear from the pioneers of the Industry on how they started in Texas for our Fireside Chat, including Brock Wagner, founder of Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

 We hope that you will join us in Dripping Springs for this conference, to learn more about the Alcohol Beverage Industry, tour some of the amazing breweries and distilleries in Dripping Springs and partake in curated tastings of the best Beer, Wine and Spirits that Texas produces.

Interested in attending this conference?  Sign up here to receive an alert when registration opens. Be sure to save the date on your calendar now!  

Hotel Information:

Camp Lucy (Host Hotel)
3509 Creek Road
Dripping Springs, Texas 
Make your Room Reservations Here - Use Group Code: 2173
Or contact Kaitlin Schmidt directly- 512-894-4400, [email protected]  
Cancellation Policy- Must cancel 7 days prior to check-in 

Lucky Arrow (Overflow Hotel)
3600 Bell Springs Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Cancellation Policy- Must cancel 30 days prior to check-in

Click HERE to view rental options
Courtyard Cabin: $179
Porch House: $219 
Breezeway Cabin- Hill Country View: $269
Breezeway Cabin- Standard: $239 
Yurt: $139 
Ranch House (sleeps 10-12): $750