Success. The toughest part of the meeting was trying to explain the difference between BMC and gourmet beer. Like many Americans, Gov Riley had no concept of craft beer. We just now made him aware of it, and explained the analogy to wine.

He stated that it seemed to him if someone could go to a restaurant and order a glass of wine with 13% or 14% alcohol, they ought to have the option of ordering a beer of the same nature. He flat out said he could see no reason to oppose us.

So there you have it. The governor has indicated his willingness to sign the bill when it passes the legislature. He even gave us an important tip on how to go about overcoming opposition from anti-alcohol groups.

We are rolling.