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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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California Glassware Bill Vetoed

Vetoed by the Governor, A.B. 2573 sought to allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed …More

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CA Issues Cannabis on Licensed Premises Guidance

The state of California issued guidance addressing what activities related to cannabis are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages.

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CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing initial Assembly committee consideration, 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 …More

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California Glassware Bill Advances in Senate

After passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 has cleared initial Senate committee consideration. The bill would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising …More

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CA Bill Proposes Alcohol-Cannabis Regulation

Passing the Assembly and amended in Senate committee, A.B. 2914 seeks to prohibit the simultaneous ownership of alcohol and cannabis licenses and prohibits the sale of infusion of cannabis into an alcoholic beverage.

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