By Ken Molestina

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Sept. 1 marks a day of celebration for craft beer lovers in Texas.

New laws go into effect that will allow manufacturing breweries to sell beer-to go, just like every other state in the union.

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Wims Bens from Lakewood Brewing in Garland said Texas was the last one.

“For us, this is a really good way to sample people on what we do, and come up with new innovative ideas and if they work go out to market,” Bens said.

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For years, breweries were only allowed to sell for consumption on their premises, but now — thanks to collaborative lobbying efforts — that is all changing.

John Prittchet from Wild Acre in Fort Worth said there is just a lot of momentum behind it.

“People saw the value of in it and it’s really supporting entrepreneurism, and craft beer is a great story of American small business,” Prittchet said.

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The maximum to-go purchase is one case per customer.