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Oregon Farm Brewery Standards Proposed

S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries that produce less than 150,000 gallons of malt beverages on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use.

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Utah Beer Definition Change Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 132 would change the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.8% (4% ABV to 6% ABV).

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Retail Dispaly Modifications Sought in Missouri

House Bill 634 addresses the ability to provide retailers with non-refrigeration dispensing equipment and seeks to increase dollar limits relating to retail displays and advertising. Currently, a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may give or …More

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New York Considers Lower BAC

A.B. 3208 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration required for driving while intoxicated from .08 to .05, and for aggravated driving while intoxicated from .18 to .12.

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