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Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2470 allows microbreweries to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider; provides for the sale of domestic beer in refillable containers; allows licensed microbrewers …More

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Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Moves to Conference

Amended in and passed by the Senate, House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider. The House …More

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Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Clears Senate

Amended in and passed by the Senate House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider.

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Direct Manufacturer Sales Limited in KS Bill

House Bill 2731 would allow individuals with a beneficial interest in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor to hold a drinking establishment or caterer license pursuant to the Kansas Liquor Control Act provided no alcoholic liquor …More

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Kansas Bill Provides for Contract Brewing

House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider.

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Growler Sales Clarified in KS

H.B. 2475 would authorize the current practice of a microbrewery refilling 32 to 64 ounce containers with beer manufactured by the microbrewery then sealing and labeling the container which is sold to consumers for off-premise …More

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Contract Brewing Provisions Considred in Kansas

HB 2411 would allow a microbrewery to contract with one or more microbreweries for the purpose of manufacturing beer or hard cider on the behalf of those microbreweries. A microbrewery would be allowed to have …More

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Kansas Considers Expanded Sales for Manufacturers

H.B. 2141 would allow the issuance of a drinking establishment or caterer license to a person that also has a beneficial interest in an alcohol manufacturer’s license. The bill would require that any alcoholic liquor …More

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Proposed KS Tax Increase Fails to Advance

The Senate failed to pass legislation that included Governor Brownback’s proposed budget item seeking to double the liquor enforcement tax to 16 percent.

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