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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.

Michigan Bill Defines Tasting Room

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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On-Site Sales Addressed in MI Bill

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

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Michigan Proposes Alt Prop Definition

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

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Brewery On/Off Site Events Addressed in NJ

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

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Glassware Amendment Fails in Ohio

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

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TTB Proposes Modernizing Labeling and Advertising Regulations

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

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Court of Appeals Opinion Supports Out-of-State Retail Shipping

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

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Non-Compliant Licensees Found in CA

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

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