The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is asking you to act immediately to request that your State legislators release legislation beneficial to local craft brewers. Please read the following information provided by the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. Today, the State …More
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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.
The task force formed by the state Treasurer to comprehensively review the laws and regulations governing alcohol and make recommendations for change has issued its findings. Among the recommendations are changes to franchise agreement …More
Voted out of committee, House Bill 212 concerns allowable malt beverage sales by pub breweries.
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has charged ABI-owned distributor August A. Busch & Co. of Massachusetts of trade practice violations concerning the provision of coolers and draft systems to retailers in 2014 and 2015.
H.B. 2823 provides that a brewery producing less than 30,000 barrels annually may terminate a wholesaler without good cause for fair market value compensation.
H.B.183 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 preceding any …More
House Bill 212 addresses the ability of pub breweries to sell malt beverages at wholesale.
Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More
S.D. 1687 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the law …More
Distributor-backed legislation (H.D. 3525) would allow brewers under 30,000 barrels annual production to terminate distributors without cause.