Josh Flanders sat down with Elizabeth Wake, of the Wakery, and Kevin Lust on WFMB for #SBDCDay to talk about how the SBDC has helped us start our businesses. Spoiler alert – they were a big help!

Check it out on Facebook or watch the video.

Coming Up 3/6 – 3/12

More anniversary events this week with Handmade Trivia – Donna’s Greatest Hits and a special edition of Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.!

Mario Day MAR:10 charity video game tournament on Friday and of we open early on Saturday for the big Annual Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

#SundayFunday with Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb!

Don’t forget our Happy Hour Specials Tuesday Happy Hour and Happier Happy Hour – Friday!🍻

Coming Up 2/27 – 3/

It’s almost our Birthday! Come help us pre-party with Tuesday Happy Hour, Happier Happy Hour – Friday!, and Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb! on Friday.

Then it’s Cheers to 5 Years! on Saturday – eat, drink, be merry, and help us start 5 more 🍻

We didn’t forget about #SundayFunday either, this Sunday it’s the return of the Buzz Bomb Fantastical Folk Jam!

2023 Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Legislation

Hear Buzz Bomb co-owner, Josh Flanders, speak on the upcoming legislation being advocated by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG).

and check out a summary from WSIU,

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is advocating for introduced new legislation aimed at helping breweries in the state expand and grow.

Senate Bill 2193 would create a brewer shippers license – allowing brewers to ship directly to consumers without going through a distributor.

This is modeled after the winery shipper’s license passed into law in 2007.

ICBG President Ray Stout says the pandemic demonstrated a need to have an online presence.

“What this does is support the craft beer industry and keeps a lot of these smaller breweries in business to the betterment of the entire industry.”

In addition, Senate Bill 2216 is the Beer Omnibus Bill, clarifying some engagement programs. That includes legalizing reward programs, craft beer donations to nonprofits, as well as removing water reporting requirements and more.

Stout says formally recognizing “mug club” and other reward programs will create rules for brewers to follow set by the legislature.

“If the craft beer industry is going to continue to be an employer of 18,000 Illinois residents and get full time paying jobs, we need to move forward with legislation like this to help shore up some uncertainty in the future.”

Coming Up 2/20 – 2/26

Starting the week off big with Tuesday Happy Hour AND Rock Bottom String Band at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co!

Come provide the laugh track for Brew Ha Ha – Open Mic on Thursday and heads up we will be CLOSED on Friday for a private event.

We’ll be back Saturday though with DJ Smokey J’s Saturday Night Blues Groove🍻

Coming Up 2/6 – 2/12

Drink a beer with us at Tuesday Happy Hour and Happier Happy Hour – Friday!

Don’t miss our award winning Handmade Trivia – General knowledge on Wednesday.

Friday night we’ve got a special karaoke night planned too, Cupid is Stupid Karaoke🍻

Coming Up 1/30-2/5

We’ve got a doubly special Tuesday this week with Tuesday Happy Hour and Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb! to wrap up January.

February kicks off with Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co on Thursday followed by Happier Happy Hour – Friday! and a great show, Marty Bush(KCMO)/Johnny Lawhorn(KCMO) Live at Buzz Bomb

By popular demand Buzzed Karaoke with DJ Smokey J returns on Saturday and the always popular Buzz Bomb Fantastical Folk Jam! is on Sunday 🍻

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