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Menu Labeling Implementation Delayed

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants of 20 or more units from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016.

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U.S. Senate Lauds America’s Craft Brewers

Introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and original co-sponsors Susan Collins (R-ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), S. Res. 188 expresses appreciation of the goals of American Craft Beer Week and commends the …More

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Small BREW Adds Co-Sponsors

H.R. 232, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act), was introduced in the 114th U.S. Congress on January 8 by Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Richard E. Neal (D-MA). Joining …More

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Spirits Excise Tax Reduction Proposed

H.R. 2520, the Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act, seeks to reduce the current $13.50/proof gallon rate to $9.00/proof gallon, with the initial 100,000 gallons taxed at a rate of $2.70/proof gallon. All spirits …More

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Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Visit Small Breweries

Recently both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton visited small breweries. Hillary Clinton was on an East Coast tour and stopped in to Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton, New Hampshire. After a tour of the brewery, Clinton held a roundtable discussion …More

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