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NH Nano Bill Passes House

Amended prior to House passage, House Bill 1578 allows nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility for an annual fee.

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On-Premise Sales Bill Gets NH Senate Nod

Passing the Senate, S.B. 418 allows beverage manufacturers and nano breweries to sell one sample per label and two pints per person for consumption on premises with a maximum of 48 ounces per person.

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Contract Beer Storage Bill Advances in NH

Now under consideration by the Senate, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.

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NH Labeling Change Becomes Law

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 99 provides that federal label approval shall not be required for beverages sold exclusively in the state by a beverage vendor, beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, or brew …More

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