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PA Expands Retail Distributor Sales Privileges

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1196 allows for, among many provisions, distributor license holders to sell malt beverages in any amount for off-premises consumption, including growlers, and the shipment of beer from manufacturers to …More

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Court OK’s ABI Ownership of Idaho Brewpub

An Idaho District Court has ruled against a challenge by distributors that ABI’s ownership of 10 Barrel’s Boise brewpub was contravened by a state law that prohibited a brewer producing in excess of 30,000 barrels …More

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Oklahoma Ballot Question on Beer Sales OK’ed

Voters approved State Question 792, allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine, effective on October 1, 2018. The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma is planning to challenge of the constitutionality …More

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Craft Beer Politics: Election Results

After a long election season, we finally have an answer regarding the direction our country has chosen to head. And, as I discussed in my previous post, Florida correctly predicted the winner of the presidential …More

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Stops by Short’s Brewing

Small Brewers Caucus member Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) recently stopped by the Short’s Brewing Company production facility. As a small business advocate, Senator Peters is a co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce excise taxes for small craft breweries in Michigan …More

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