This is the short version.
Because they have been working against our legislation. This is legislation that would increase economic development, directly lead to new jobs in Alabama, and benefit craft beer. We tried to work on a compromise. It didn’t work. We’ve held off trying to move our bills through the legislature while we’ve tried to work with them.
As of now, we’re pushing our bills through the legislature despite their opposition. If they want to stop the boycott, then they need to support our bill or come up with a compromise that we find acceptable. We’ve made it very clear what we want. I’m actually not 100% sure what they want – it seems to change. We’re always open to negotiation. But if a resulting “compromise” guts our bill and effectively makes it useless, then it’s not acceptable.
It’s a line in the sand.