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Sampling Provision Approved in Maine

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 142 increases the annual amount of beer a manufacturer can provide a retailer for sampling purposes from 9 gallons to 18 gallons.

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Off-Premise Sales Addressed in ME Bill

House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and replaces in a separate …More

Brewers Association

Off-Premise Permit Revision Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person …More

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Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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Maine Off-Premises Sales Clarified

Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person produces from the …More

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ME Bill Elimintaes Minimum Stock Requirement

House Bill 388 amends current law allows a person licensed for retail sale of wine or malt liquor for off-premises consumption to conduct tastings on the licensee’s premises if the licensee stocks at least 125 …More

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Relaxation of Retail Rules Fails in Maine

After passing the House, Senate Bill 563 has died in the Senate. The bill sought to allow a manufacturer with a retail license to also sell its products for consumption off the premises of …More

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Maine Sampling Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 562 authorizes any person licensed as a manufacturer of malt liquor or wine to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine.

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Sales and Transfer Abilities Bill Fails in Maine

Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 563 sought to allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for off premises consumption without the licensed premises being …More

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