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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.

Wine Sales in Breweries OK’d in Oklahoma

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1338 allows small brewer licensees to purchase wine in retail containers from the holder of a wholesaler license and to sell, offer for sale and possess wine for on-premises …More

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Licensing Fee Drops in Rhode Island

Signed into law by the Governor, H.B. 7092 reduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).

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Iowa Tied House Study Issued

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division has released the Alcoholic Beverage Control Study, ordered by the Iowa legislature. The study focuses on Iowa’s tied house laws, in particular prohibitions on cross-tier ownership interests in the …More

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Louisiana Craft Brewer Week Announced

House Resolution 244 designates the week of September 24 through 30, 2018 as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana, and commends Louisiana’s craft brewers for their many contributions.

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Brew on Premise Bill Signed in MN

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3972 allows for the tasting of malt liquor that is brewed by a customer or employee at a brew on premises store if the malt liquor is not sold …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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U.S. Senate Recognizes Homebrewers

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the 40th year of the American Homebrewers Association and the man who founded it, Charlie Papazian. With this resolution, Congress is celebrating the long history of innovation …More

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