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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.

Brewery On/Off Site Events Addressed in NJ

Senate Bill 3154 authorizes limited breweries, commonly referred to as microbreweries, to hold certain on-site and off-site events open to the general public. Under the bill, on-site special events include trivia and quizzes; paint and …More

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Brewer Tax Credits Proposed in New Jersey

Senate Bill 3031 provides credits against the New Jersey alcoholic beverage tax to manufacturers of brewed beverages in the amount of qualified capital expenses paid by the brewer during the tax year. Each individual taxpayer …More

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New Jersey Tasting Room Regs on Hold

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued a ruling intended to clarify certain abilities of limited brewery licensees (up to 300,000 barrels annual production) and attempted to strike a balance between the interests …More

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NJ to Promote Brewery Tours

Passing committee, Senate Bill 1909 requires the Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the State.

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Pricing and Tour Changes Advance in NJ

Passing committee, Assembly Bill 2196 seeks to revise certain licensee filing requirements for alcoholic beverage price lists and remove the requirement that limited brewery and distillery licensees provide a tour when selling certain alcoholic beverages …More

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New Jersey Optional Tour Bill Considered

A.B. 2230 makes brewery tours optional for limited breweries, while still allowing on-site sales. The bill additionally allows a licensee to offer, or offer for sale, snack food.

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NJ Ag Tourism Bill Includes Breweries

Assembly Bill 2271 allows special occasion events that promote agricultural tourism to be conducted at breweries located on preserved farmland under certain circumstances.

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