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CA Beer Definition Bill Amended

Amended and re-referred to committee, A.B. 205 seeks to revise the definition of beer to also provide that beer that includes honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, or other food materials, as …More

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.05 BAC Intro’d in California

A.B. 1713 seeks to prohibit a person from driving a motor vehicle when the person has 0.05 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in their blood.

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CA Draft Beer Badging Exemption Sought

Assembly Bill 609 seeks to exempt licensed premises operated by beer manufacturers from the current requirement that any on-sale retail licensee that gives, sells, or otherwise dispenses draught beer include specified information regarding the beer …More

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Water Regs Considered in CA

Senate Bill 166 would require the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt regulations for microbiological, chemical, and physical water quality and treatment requirements for the onsite treatment and reuse of process water in breweries …More

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Non-Compliant Licensees Found in CA

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that ABC agents investigated 70 Type 75 Brew Pub Restaurants and discovered nearly 50 were not in compliance with their licenses, by either not brewing beer …More

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Changes to CA Brewpub License Become Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1283 would revise the definition of brewpub-restaurant license to require that the licensed premises have a minimum 7-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite, that is capable of producing …More

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California Advertising Prohibitions Eased

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 2452 revises various advertising prohibitions for alcohol licensees when conducting instructional events at a retailer’s location, to, among other things, allow for pictures, illustrations, and depictions of the retailer’s premises …More

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Alcohol-Cannabis Prohibitions Enacted in CA

Signed into law, A.B. 2914 prohibits an alcoholic beverage licensee from selling, offering, or providing cannabis or cannabis products, including the sale of an alcoholic beverage that contains cannabis, and clarifies existing law banning alcoholic …More

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New Prop 65 Warnings in California

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new Proposition 65 warning regulations effective August 30, 2018. Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is a California law that requires brewers and other manufacturers doing business …More

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