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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Municipal Beer Tax Proposed in WV

H.B. 2985 would grant authority to municipalities to impose taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer and on purchases of beer and nonintoxicating beer outside corporate limits of municipalities for the benefit of counties and municipalities.

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Sampling Expansion Considered in West Virginia

House Bill 2563 would allow licensed brewpubs and certain retail licensees to serve complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer manufactured in the State of West Virginia.

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WV Considers ABV Increase

H.B. 3074 seeks to increase the volume of alcohol that nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer may contain from twelve to eighteen percent.

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Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia

As a means to provide funding for substance abuse services, House Bill 2633 would, among other measures, double the tax on non-intoxicating beer to $11.00/barrel with half earmarked for the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery …More

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Brewery Retail Expanded with WV Senate Bill

Senate Bill 251 changes residency requirements for brewer and distributor licenses for residents of the state and authorizes combined licenses for brewers and brewpubs. Additionally, the bill: changes growler requirements and increases the daily number …More

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Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed.

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Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed.

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