Current Issues

Download the latest Monthly Legal Update

Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.

Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.

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.

Michigan Proposal Seeks .05 BAC

House Bill 4420 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 to 0.05.

Brewers Association

On-Premise Sales Provisions Signed in Michigan

A package of bills signed into law would allow brewers and microbrewers to have on-premises tasting rooms, expand the scope of tasting rooms, expand the definition of manufacturer to include a portion of the manufacturing …More

Brewers Association

Michigan Bill Defines Tasting Room

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at …More

Brewers Association

On-Site Sales Addressed in MI Bill

Gaining Senate approval, Senate Bill 1154 would allow a brewer or micro brewer to sell beer it manufactured for consumption on or off the premises at an approved tasting room if the tasting room were …More

Brewers Association

Michigan Proposes Alt Prop Definition

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1165 would define “alternating proprietorship” to mean an arrangement in which two or more brewers or micro brewers, or wine makers or small wine makers, take turns using the same space …More

Brewers Association