Anticipating the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has issued an advisory informing the alcohol industry that it will remain unlawful to manufacture and/or sell alcoholic beverages containing any cannabinoid …More
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 2459 would allow brewers to pour and sell products at farmers’ markets.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has handed down a decision absolving wholesaler August A. Busch & Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of brewer Anheuser-Busch) from a charge of violating the prohibition on giving a …More
Rereferred to committee, S.B. 136 seeks to restore contract rights to craft brewers.
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
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