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Maine Bill Addresses Kombucha

S.B. 293 seeks to exempt kombucha, a fermented tea-based drink, from the excise tax imposed on malt liquor, low-alcohol spirits, wine and hard cider.

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Small Brewer Exemption Threatened

Under House consideration, Senate Bill 688 require low-point beer manufacturers who assign a brand extension to assign the extension to the licensed wholesaler which has exclusive sales territory for the brand. The measure eliminates an …More

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Prohibition of Cross-Tier Interests Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 543 prohibits, with limited exceptions, a brewer from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a wholesaler or retailer and a wholesaler from holding a financial or ownership …More

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Distribution Provisions Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 686 clarify that contracts entered into or renewed by a manufacturer or importer and the wholesaler that is more than seven years in length shall be considered contrary to …More

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