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Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Subject of a committee hearing, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than …More

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Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Senate Bill 189 seeks an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 300,000 barrels of malt beverages …More

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VT Governor Signs Alcohol Law Overhaul Bill

Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 250, among many provisions, mandates technical amendments to Title 7 to improve its clarity, and to identify substantive amendments that may be necessary to remove out-of-date or obsolete …More

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Direct Sales for Nanos Considered

House Bill 451 proposes to create a separate license for nano brewers of beer, to permit manufacturers of beer to ship their products directly to retailers, and to increase the maximum annual amount of beer …More

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New Vermont Law Legalizes Sampler Flights

Signed into law, Senate Bill 299, among other provisions, legalize sampler flights of malt beverages, vinous beverages, and spirituous liquors and prohibits the possession and sale of powdered alcohol.

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