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Connecticut Bill Would Allow Cider Tastings

House Bill 5033 would allow the holder of a manufacturer permit for cider to offer tastings, on the premises of the permittee, of free samples of cider and apple wine manufactured on the premises.

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Arizona Bill Seeks to Raise Production Limit

Amended before passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1030 increases the maximum production limit for a microbrewery from 40,000 barrels per location to 200,000 barrels in aggregate; requires a microbrewery that exceeds the calendar year limit …More

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Pennsylvania Distribution Case Decided

An appeals court has found in favor of MillerCoors in a suit involving a contract dispute with Pennsylvania distributor Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. At issue was whether MillerCoors had contravened Pennsylvania law in assigning …More

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Feds Say Craft Beer Potential Huge in China

A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service highlights cultural and economic changes in China that officials believe will lead to increased craft beer sales in the world’s largest beer consuming …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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