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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Tax Reduction Proposed in Hawaii

House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer.

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Production and Sales Changes Proposed in Hawaii

H.B. 546 and companion S.B. 773 would increase the annual production limit of small craft producer pub licensees to 125,000 barrels (from 60,000 barrels) and allow brewpub licensees and small craft producer pub licensees that …More

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On-Premise Draught Changes on Tap in Hawaii

House Bill 1172 and companion Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer …More

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Minors Allowed On-Premise in Hawaii

Signed into law, House Bill 2410 allows brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal drinking age, on the licensee’s premises.

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Hawaii Bill Expanding Sales and Distribution Dies

Dying at the close of the session, House Bill 2411 clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises; specifies …More

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Hawaii Legislation Raising Production Limit Amended

Amended in the House, Senate Bill 2711 would authorize brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to conduct liquor sales at multiple appropriately licensed premises statewide. Additionally, it seeks to increase the maximum amount …More

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