Legislation to create a task force of brewers, distributors and political appointees to work out differences on franchise law reform, specifically when and how a brewer can exit a distribution arrangement, has cleared the Senate. …More
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Advancing from committee, House Bill 282 would expand the retail abilities of pub brewers.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission handed down a 90-day license suspension to distributor Craft Brewers Guild for violations of state rules against offering inducements to retailers. Craft Brewers Guild opted to pay a …More
Passing committee consideration, House Bill 3726 seeks to allow pub brewers and farmer brewers the ability to fill empty growlers, provided by consumers for retail sale, if said growler was purchased for the purpose of …More
House Bill 3726 seeks to permit farmer brewers and pub brewers to fill growlers provided by consumers for retail sales.
In the latest development of the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) investigation into anti-competitive actions, so-called “pay-to-play” practices, five Boston bars have been cited. Previously, the ABCC had issued a notice alleging that distributor …More
Following an investigation into possible trade practice violations, The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has issued a notice alleging that a distributor, Craft Beer Guild LLC, has violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers …More
House Bill 245 provides for the termination of a distributor in the absence of good cause by small brewer suppliers that are 20% or less of the wholesaler’s total sales in the prior calendar year …More
House Bill 152 seeks to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries.
The provisions of H.B. 282 relate to wholesale and retail sales from pub breweries.