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Maine Auction Donations Authorized

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 424 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may donate malt liquor, wine or spirits to be used as prizes or for auctions to public broadcasting stations, incorporated civic organizations and …More

Brewers Association

Growler-related Legislation Fails in Maine

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 744 sought to remove the requirement that the bottles breweries or small breweries use to sell malt liquor for off-premises consumption from their licensed on-premises establishment, typically half-gallon containers, …More

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Maine Brewery Cider Manufacture Fails

Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 431 sought to allow the holder of a brewery or small brewery license to manufacture hard cider.

Brewers Association

Maine Bill Addresses Kombucha

S.B. 293 seeks to exempt kombucha, a fermented tea-based drink, from the excise tax imposed on malt liquor, low-alcohol spirits, wine and hard cider.

Brewers Association

Maine Bill Changes Brewery Off-Premise Sales

Senate Bill 349 removes the requirement that beer dispensed by a brewery at its on-premises 30 location for off-premises consumption be in bottles with labels unique to the brewery.

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