The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules today on menu labeling for chain restaurants. In the proposed version published in 2011 FDA excluded alcohol beverages, and asked for comments on that exclusion. The …More
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Anheuser-Busch purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing follows trend of regionalization and impacts distributor footprints
On November 5 the owners of 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced that they will be selling the company to Anheuser-Busch. There are a couple of things different about how this acquisition is playing out in the media than the February purchase of Blue Point Brewing Co. The Blue Point purchase coverage …More
FDA released a supplemental animal feed document which revises proposed rules for animal feed as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Brewers’ handling of spent grains will directly be impacted. The …More
The Brewers Association received word that the FDA will be releasing the revised proposed rules on September 19, 2014 or soon after. FDA had indicated that the revised rules would come out in summer, so …More
We received great news out of the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In Ruling 2014-4, TTB has added over 30 new ingredients to a list that will be exempt from formula requirements going forward. …More
Updates to the BA's Purpose and Craft Brewer Definition bring alignment between craft and small brewer designations.
Because the Brewers Association is involved in lobbying activities in Washington, DC, primarily on the excise tax bills in Congress, a percentage of member dues are not deductible as a business expense. For 2013, 18.4% of member dues were spent on lobbyin
After a temporary closure due to flooding along the Front Range of Colorado, the Brewers Association office re-opened Tuesday morning, September 17 at 8 a.m.
Due to widespread flooding in Boulder County, Colorado, the need to allow movement of emergency and reconstruction vehicles and a flood advisory that is in place until Tuesday morning, the Brewer Association office is closed Monday.
With the addition of 69 new operational U.S. breweries entered into our database in May 2013, the U.S. brewery count has now climbed to 2514.