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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.

ABInBev-SABMiller Tie-Up Clears Final Hurdle

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the Joint Motion for Entry of the Modified Proposed Final Judgment, finding that judgment to be “in the public interest.”

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Brewer Tax Credits Proposed in New Jersey

Senate Bill 3031 provides credits against the New Jersey alcoholic beverage tax to manufacturers of brewed beverages in the amount of qualified capital expenses paid by the brewer during the tax year. Each individual taxpayer …More

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New Jersey Tasting Room Regs on Hold

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued a ruling intended to clarify certain abilities of limited brewery licensees (up to 300,000 barrels annual production) and attempted to strike a balance between the interests …More

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PA Tasting Room Sales Tax Regs Delayed

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has extended the effective date of its Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers until July 1, 2019. …More

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Changes to CA Brewpub License Become Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1283 would revise the definition of brewpub-restaurant license to require that the licensed premises have a minimum 7-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite, that is capable of producing …More

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California Advertising Prohibitions Eased

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 2452 revises various advertising prohibitions for alcohol licensees when conducting instructional events at a retailer’s location, to, among other things, allow for pictures, illustrations, and depictions of the retailer’s premises …More

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Alcohol-Cannabis Prohibitions Enacted in CA

Signed into law, A.B. 2914 prohibits an alcoholic beverage licensee from selling, offering, or providing cannabis or cannabis products, including the sale of an alcoholic beverage that contains cannabis, and clarifies existing law banning alcoholic …More

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