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Food Provisions Amended for Tasting Rooms

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 1235 expands an exemption from provisions of the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) for premises set aside for a beer tasting facility that currently serves chips and pretzels to …More

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Committee Passes Beer Week Recognition

Passing committee, Assembly Joint Resolution 80 designates second full week in May of each year as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and Wednesday of that week as “New Jersey Restaurant Day.”

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Farmer Market Sales Allowed

Receiving the Governor’s approval, A.B. 2004 allows a beer manufacturer to sell packaged beer at a farmers market (with certain restrictions) and allows for wine to be served at a private event held on the …More

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Local License Approval Bill Drafted

Bill Draft Request (BDR) 455 revises provisions governing state licenses required for liquor importers, wholesale dealers of wines and liquors, wholesale dealers of beer, wine makers, instructional wine-making facilities, breweries, brew pubs and craft distilleries …More

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Favorable Ruling for ABI in Kentucky Branch Acquisition

A Franklin County circuit court judge has ruled that the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) must issue Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) a distributor’s license for the Budweiser of Owensboro distributorship. ABI’s application was …More

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Canadian Government to Modernize Beer Standards

The Government of Canada has proposed new standards of identity for beer. Canada’s compositional standard for beer outlines the specific requirements that must be met for a product to be labelled, packaged, sold or advertised …More

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Alcohol Summit Proposals Become Law

A.B.10122, legislation codifying recommendations arising from Governor Cuomo’s Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cider Summit held earlier this year, has been signed into law. The measure ensures the state’s continued support of the growing craft beverage …More

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