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The Who, What and Why of Small Brewers Caucuses

For the past few years, the Brewers Association has been encouraging state guilds and brewers across the country to reach out to their members of Congress on a slew of issues that are important to …More

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Latest in Massachusetts “Pay-to-Play” Investigation

In the latest development of the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) investigation into anti-competitive actions, so-called “pay-to-play” practices, five Boston bars have been cited. Previously, the ABCC had issued a notice alleging that distributor …More

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Crowler Sales Clarified in Texas

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) issued a clarification that, under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the right to manufacture and sell single-use, permanently sealed cans of malt beverages (also known as crowlers) is reserved for …More

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Beer Institute Amends Advertising and Marketing Code

The Beer Institute announced the following updates to its Advertising and Marketing Code: The Code will now allow any identified individual, company or organization to file a complaint about any brewer’s advertising. The new language …More

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Sweetwater Prevails in Distributor Suit

A Circuit Court in Alabama has ruled in favor of Sweetwater Brewing Co. in a wrongful termination suit brought by Birmingham Beverage Co., the brewer’s distributor in several Alabama counties. A key factor in …More

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