Passing the Senate and amended in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1235 seeks to expand an exemption from provisions of the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) premises set aside for a beer tasting facility that currently …More
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The Brewers Association and Congressman Peter DeFazio recently arranged a tour and tasting at Port City Brewing Company for members of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide a better understanding of the handling and …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has made available a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding sugar content statements on alcohol beverage labels and in advertisements. The FAQs articulate, for the first time, …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau has developed the Label Generator Tool, a new resource to assist industry members in determining what changes can be made to approved labels without submitting a new certificate of label …More
Omnibus liquor legislation has been signed into law by the Governor. Among many provisions, Senate Bill 2336 allows those holding small brewer licenses to refill any growler with malt liquor for off-sale at the request …More
Amended in the Senate prior to passage, A.B. 1928 has been returned to the Assembly for action. The bill seeks to prohibit a beer manufacturer or a beer and wine wholesaler from offering, funding, producing, …More
Amended twice in the Senate following Assembly passage, Assembly Bill 2609 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer or homemade wine in connection with a bona fide competition or judging or a …More
Passing both chambers of the legislature, House Bill 299 would allow for the sale and consumption of beer, wine and liquor at movie theaters, including consumption within the theater during a movie showing.
Signed into law, S.B. 161 expands the definition of “hard cider” to include a beverage derived primarily from pears, or pear concentrate and water, containing at least one-half of 1% and less than 7% of …More
Gaining initial committee approval, House Bill 7410 seeks to eliminate the requirement that sampling events may not be promoted 1 except on the licensed premises.