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Nano Sampling Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery.

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Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Moves in NC

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 536, seeks to revise numerous provisions of the state’s alcoholic beverage control laws. Proposed changes affecting the craft beer industry include: allowing breweries to produce private label brands for …More

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OK Charitable Collab Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free …More

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Sampling Bill Signed by Oklahoma Governor

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 813 authorizes the holder to provide certain amounts of alcohol free of charge to customers for consumption on the holder’s premises.

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Farm Brewery Changes Become Law in Oregon

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 287 authorizes a farm brewery to be established as a permitted use on land zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use provided the farm brewery: produces …More

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Beer-to-Go Bill on Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s signature, House Bill 1545, reauthorizing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) , also: provides for the ability of production breweries to sell a case equivalent amount of beer for off-premises consumption; removes …More

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