We are not boycotting Back 40, Great Divide, Avery, or any other craft brewery. We are boycotting a group of distributors that are working against the interests of craft beer. In fact, they are working against the interests of these breweries.
Unfortunately, this group of distributors carry these breweries in Alabama, so they are getting caught in the crossfire. We hate that, and it was not an easy decision. It was first brought up several weeks ago – no one should have been surprised by our decision today. Not the breweries, not the distributors. We only pulled the lever on this when it became clear that these distributors were either intentionally stalling us or, at best, that they were not willing to compromise on some fundamental issues with regard to the Brewery Modernization Act.