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Brewery Modernization intro’d in Alabama

H.B. 151 seeks to: define “small manufacturer” as a manufacturer that sells, on an annual basis, no more than 250,000 barrels of beer, 100,000 gallons of table wine, or 50,000 proof gallons of liquor, and …More

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Arkansas Homebrew Bill Signed

Signed into law, House Bill 1877 authorizes a manufacturer of home-brewed beer to remove home-brewed beer from the manufacturer’s premises for personal or family use, including organized affairs, exhibitions, competitions, and tastings.

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CA Glassware Giveaway Legislation Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, A.B. 1133 seeks to allow a beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per license location, …More

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Minimum Production Bill Advances in CA Senate

Awaiting a full Senate vote, Senate Bill 21 seeks to lower the required minimum brewing production of a brewpub-restaurant licensee from 200 barrels per year to 100 barrels per year.

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CA Beer Definition Bill Passes Assembly

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 205 seeks to revise the definition of beer to also provide that beer that includes honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, or other food materials, as adjuncts in …More

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CA Draft Beer Badging Exemption Advances

Under Senate consideration following Assembly passage, Assembly Bill 609 seeks to exempt licensed premises operated by beer manufacturers from the current requirement that any on-sale retail licensee that gives, sells, or otherwise dispenses draught beer …More

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Water Regs Study Group Considered in CA

Amended and passed by committee, Senate Bill 166 would require the State Water Resources Control Board to convene a study group by December 1, 2021, to advise the Legislature on policies regarding onsite process water …More

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