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Self-Distribution Clarified

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 184 clarifies that the self-distribution privilege afforded small brewers (those brewing less than 30,000 barrels annually) applies only to beer which is produced by the small brewer, …More

Brewers Association

Cider and Mead Production for Breweries Reviewed

S.B. 277 would provide definitions for “hard cider” and “mead” and would allow a microbrewery to manufacture and store up to 100,000 gallons of hard cider or mead during a calendar year.

Brewers Association

Anti-Branch Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 168 prohibits an entity from holding two different types of licenses (e.g. brewery and distributor).

Brewers Association

On-Premise Sales Limit Increase Fails

Withdrawn from further consideration, companions House Bill 560 and Senate Bill 674 sought to increase the annual amount of beer that a Class 5 brewery licensee may sell for on-premises consumption from 500 barrels to …More

Brewers Association

Legislation Seeks Brewery Retail Expansion

S.B. 214 seeks to allow: a retail licensee to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises; a patron of a craft brewery licensee, or brewpub licensee to exit with open containers of alcoholic beverages …More

Brewers Association

Virginia Bill Creates a Distiller’s License

Becoming law with the Governor’s approval, S.B. 1272 creates a limited distiller’s license for distilleries that (i) manufacture no more than 36,000 gallons of spirits per calendar year, (ii) are located on a farm in …More

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