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Small Brewers Climb the Hill in Support of Small BREW Act

The first federal Capitol Hill climb of 2015 in support of small brewer excise tax recalibration was held on March 25, with 33 Brewers Association (BA) brewery members and guild representatives, as well as five …More

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TTB Releases FAQs for Mead

The Tax and Trade Bureau has released a set of frequently asked questions about mead, or honey wine. These questions address topics that include: what is mead under federal law and how to label mead, …More

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FDA Releases Menu Labeling Guidance

The federal Food and Drug Administration recently issued Guidance for Industry: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Small Entity Compliance Guide relating to new regulations requiring restaurants and …More

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Alternative Excise Tax Legislation Introduced

Introduced on February 5, 2015, H.R. 767, the Fair Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act, seeks to impose a graduated federal excise tax on all brewers (no qualifying production threshold and including multi-national companies) and …More

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CIDER Act Introduced in Congress

Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Chris Collins (NY-27) have introduced the H.R. 600, the Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The legislation would amend the tax code pertaining to wine and related beverages …More

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