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Retail Sales Expansion Considered

House Bill 301 permits a manufacturer to obtain a vendor’s license at six manufacturing premises; provides for the sale of malt beverages directly to consumers for on-premises and off-premises consumption with some limitations; specifies growlers …More

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Three Tier Exception Proposed

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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Bill Would Provide Brewery On-Site Sales

Senate Bill 174 provides for the operation of company stores by distillers and brewers at which the public can purchase limited quantities of the beverages produced by such distillers and brewers under limited conditions.

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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

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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.

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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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