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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.

GA Sunday Sales Legislation

Senate Bill 17 seeks to allow governing authorities of counties and municipalities to authorize sales of alcoholic beverages during a certain time on Sundays.

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On-Site Brewery Sales Proposd in Georgia

Senate Bill 85 would allow breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of the beer they manufacture to consumers for both on and off premise consumption (the latter limited to 288 ounces per person, per …More

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Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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Distribution Changes Proposed in Georgia

H.B. 1159 provides that a brewer licensed in the state may sell at wholesale up to 5,000 barrels annually of malt beverages manufactured on its licensed premises. Any such sales must be made only to …More

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Georgia Brewery Tour Regulations Released

The Department of Revenue has released proposed regulations that would restore the ability of breweries (and distilleries) to vary tour admission fees based on the amount and quality of alcohol included in free tastings and …More

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