Here are your bill numbers for the Small BREW Act: H.R. 232 and S. 375. The full title of the Small BREW Act is the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act. The Brewers Association recognizes …More
From the Director
The Brewers Association recently mailed brewery members a letter regarding percentage of dues not tax deductible due to lobbying activities. The letter is to inform members of the non-deductible portion of their 2014 member dues paid to …More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules today on menu labeling for chain restaurants. In the proposed version published in 2011 FDA excluded alcohol beverages, and asked for comments on that exclusion. The …More
Anheuser-Busch purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing follows trend of regionalization and impacts distributor footprints
On November 5 the owners of 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced that they will be selling the company to Anheuser-Busch. There are a couple of things different about how this acquisition is playing out in the …More
FDA released a supplemental animal feed document which revises proposed rules for animal feed as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Brewers’ handling of spent grains will directly be impacted. The …More
The Brewers Association received word that the FDA will be releasing the revised proposed rules on September 19, 2014 or soon after. FDA had indicated that the revised rules would come out in summer, so …More
We received great news out of the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In Ruling 2014-4, TTB has added over 30 new ingredients to a list that will be exempt from formula requirements going forward. …More
Updates to the BA's Purpose and Craft Brewer Definition bring alignment between craft and small brewer designations.
Because the Brewers Association is involved in lobbying activities in Washington, DC, primarily on the excise tax bills in Congress, a percentage of member dues are not deductible as a business expense. For 2013, 18.4% of member dues were spent on lobbyin
After a temporary closure due to flooding along the Front Range of Colorado, the Brewers Association office re-opened Tuesday morning, September 17 at 8 a.m.