Passing the Senate, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at …More
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Gaining Senate approval, Senate Bill 1154 would allow a brewer or micro brewer to sell beer it manufactured for consumption on or off the premises at an approved tasting room if the tasting room were …More
Passing the Senate, S.B. 1165 would define “alternating proprietorship” to mean an arrangement in which two or more brewers or micro brewers, or wine makers or small wine makers, take turns using the same space …More
Senate Bill 3154 authorizes limited breweries, commonly referred to as microbreweries, to hold certain on-site and off-site events open to the general public. Under the bill, on-site special events include trivia and quizzes; paint …More
Failing to advance from committee, a proposed amendment to House Bill 522 provides for the doubling the amount of branded glassware that a manufacturer may provide annually to a retailer from two to four cases …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced the publication of a rulemaking document (Notice No. 176) which would update, simplify, and clarify the labeling and advertising regulations for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) accepted a $1.5 million offer in compromise from Miami distributor Eagle Brands for alleged trade practice violations, specifically payments to retailers to carry and promote its products to the …More
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Lebamoff v. Rauner, involving a challenge to Illinois prohibitions of direct-to-consumer wine shipments by out-of-state retailers, finding that such prohibitions are discriminatory. …More
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that ABC agents investigated 70 Type 75 Brew Pub Restaurants and discovered nearly 50 were not in compliance with their licenses, by either not brewing beer …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released Industry Circular 2018-7, Industry Compliance with Trade Practice Laws and Regulations, in an effort to ensure compliance with Federal trade practice laws and regulations.