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Texas Lab Testing Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2299 adds a laboratory certified by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and trade Bureau (TTB) to the list of approved labs for ABV testing of samples of alcohol beverages.

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On-Site Sales Restrictions Enacted in Texas

Becoming law in the absence of a Gubernatorial veto, House Bill 3287 changes the law that governs taproom sales by manufacturing breweries to consumers for on-premises consumption (up to 5,000 barrels), the primary change being …More

Brewers Association

On-Site Sales Restrictions Enacted in Texas

Becoming law in the absence of a Gubernatorial veto, House Bill 3287 changes the law that governs taproom sales by manufacturing breweries to consumers for on-premises consumption (up to 5,000 barrels), the primary change being …More

Brewers Association

On-Site Sales Restrictions Advance in Texas

Passing the House, House Bill 3287 seeks to change the premises at which the combined annual production of ale and beer by a brewer’s permit holder and a manufacturer’s license holder, respectively, must not exceed …More

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Crowler Bill Drops in Texas

House Bill 908 would allow retailers to sell draft beer for off-premise consumption in securely sealed containers that are either reusable or single-use, i.e. crowlers.

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Crowler Equipment Seized in Texas

Austin-based Cuvee Coffee has had its canning equipment seized and has been issued a violation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for continuing sales of crowlers in the wake of a recent ruling that, …More

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Crowler Sales Clarified in Texas

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) issued a clarification that, under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the right to manufacture and sell single-use, permanently sealed cans of malt beverages (also known as crowlers) is reserved for …More

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