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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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Blue Moon Lands in Court

A Class action lawsuit has been filed in California Superior Court, San Diego County, alleging that MillerCoors, through false and deceptive marketing, has caused substantial injury to consumers who purchased Blue Moon beer.  Citing the …More

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