Wis. brewers behind legislation to create Beer Commission

MADISON (AP) — State brewers are behind legislation that would create a Wisconsin Beer Commission to market and promote their product.

Rep. Gary Tauchen has offered a bill that would set up a commission with four members representing small brewers or brewpubs, one member for large brewers, one for wholesalers and a chairperson.

Tauchen says he wants to make Wisconsin the "Napa Valley of craft brewing."

The Brewers Association says Wisconsin ranks 11th in the nation for the number of breweries per capita.